This Storm

raindrops on tin roof

is my calm within a storm

a soothing rhythm

ceases to calm in this storm –

wayward, unsettling times

Pat R


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Fire & Rain

at the first rain drops
I move to the window seat
crackling fire
and rhythm on tin roof, I’m
seduced by the elements

Pat R


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Lavish – #DailyHaikuChallenge