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In The Dark
by KaZ Brownlee

Sunday, March 25, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Muses on another black out on my island.

Winter wind howls.


A cracking sound.


A loud thud.


Another tree down.


And another,


And another.


Lights flicker.


All electricity ceases.


Again,


For the 13th time.


We weren’t meant to live


Like this.


In this day,


In this age,


In the Dark.


Bathtubs filled with water.


Freezers closed tightly.


Hoping,


Power resumes


Before Food spoils


36, no, 38 candles


Light the dark.


We trudge outside for more firewood.


The wind howling through the trees


Sounds like a train


But there are no trains on my island.


I sit at the window


Absorbing the last few glimpses


Of light


Will there be


Another night ,


Another day,


In the dark?


How deeply can trees bend?


Surrounded by trees I watch them


Bow to each other


And dance and circle.


They shed their limbs like


Unnecessary accessories,


Then stand still


No wind, no rain


Eerie calm,


The Calm before…


The next snap, crack, thud


Old fashioned phones, flashlights, propane stoves,


Candles, endless candles.


Staples on this island.


Build and fire in the fireplace and


Wait in silence -


Eerie silence.


No matter-find something to do.


Read,


Write,


Pray.


The trees begin to perform a frantic dance again,


Waving their tentacles erratically.


A tree in the road


Keeps me in,


Keeps others out.


The Raven caws,


Again and again,


Unaffected by the loss of electricity.


But where does he perch


When the trees shake him loose


From their limbs?


I shall light the stove and make sweet tea,


Stoke the fire,


And wait -

In the dark.
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Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/26/2007
Kaz,

An excellent rendition of waiting out the storm.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/25/2007
Kaz, a beautiful description of all tha wonders of surviving another storm. So vivid, I believe I was watching with you. Enjoyed.
Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/25/2007
Seems very romantic to me....



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