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Fingers in the Sky

November 15, 2015


(Concerning an event that occurred about 30 minutes ago.)

tendrils descend from dark
gray and bloated clouds

whispy fingers move in silent
yet inexorable concert

until the slow swirl of motion forms
an easily recognized funnel shape

for several seconds, the impossible
scene of a tornado dances

behind the rain-wet hill that
is right behind our house

then—just like that—it’s gone
and gray fingers draw slowly

back into the fist of storm clouds
that clot the southern sky

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