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Winds

You speak of global endangerment
Winds of climate change your view
Dust devil species endanger
That specious soul inside of you

You're riding on a howling fire
Icy wind doctrines force-feed the flame
Howling echoes of fragile pain
Seek refuge in a sacred rain

Prayers extinct whisper in voids
An echo nobody hears
Two empty shells without solution
Whisper into each other's fears

Hear the whisper, hopeless echo
Hear the haunting howl of fear
Pray to nobody in a vacuum
Complain to whom that no one hears?

God and goddess, each other's prayer
Vacuum effects drown the sound
He's the victim, you're the savior?
Or is it the other way around?

Prayers extinct scream into voids
An echo nobody hears
Two empty shells without solution
Scream into each other's fears

I saw it on the news last night
Coupled bodies, souls expired
House flood, tornado vacuum
Caused a fatal electrical fire

Twister is soft as angel breath now
Raging river merely a creek
Fire gentle as an angel's eyelash
Fluttering warm against my cheek

There now remain no empty voids
Or any echo one may catch
Just my water, my fire, and I
And our wind in the escape hatch

 © John Kennan 2013
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