Boreas elbows Zephyr

by cheri block

At this moment, ferocious northerly winds are upsetting my clay pots.  Off the porch the adobe meteors fly in random trajectories, carried to the left and right by errant gusts.

Broken shards of red pot and pansy root balls lie in the driveway helplessly waiting for rescue.

Snapdragon bow in humble acceptance.

The bay trees by my sliding glass windows bend branches back into twisting knots.

Oaks remain still, their grasp deep and secure.

Across the creek, the tops of four redwood trees begin the hula. Three- story giants sway east and west to the Hukilau.

The turkeys huddle under the sycamore.

Lemony grasses on the hill swerve to the north and then to the south in a manic show of concern.

Soon Boreas will barge into my family room by blowing smoke out of the wood stove, our iron hedge against inflation.

The leaves will insist on entry to the garage.

Door jambs will press close to their doors, calling out to the locks for security.

Nature will have her way.

Awesome Boreas, you old man.

photo by cheri block sabraw  “Contrast” Stevenson, WA.  2009 All Rights Reserved.

About Cheri

Writer, artist, cable television host, grandmother to four!
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4 Responses to Boreas elbows Zephyr

  1. Cheri,

    It’s been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words but your words and your pictures go only to the highest bidder.

    Let’s start the bidding, $500,000 opening.

  2. Peter G says:

    I was going to bid $700,000, but the yellow dog was growling at me. I’ll try again tomorrow.

  3. Cheri says:

    “Gee. I don’t know what to say, ” said Cheri.

    “You don’t know what to say?” quipped Judge Blah. “Just say what’s in your heart,” he added.

    “OK. Thanks, Mary Jane.”

    “And Peter, that dog wouldn’t hurt a fly.”

  4. zeusiswatching says:

    Go on take the money and run! That song was composed for just this moment. $700k will get a lot of dog food and chew toys.

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