Nor’easter

They say that the nor’easter is a sign, a signal
of things changing…weather certainly…but
minds, attitudes, the intent once measured
in heartbeats, smiles, sadness and similarities

we saw this,

we knew it’s truth

that the wind like change, like death
cuts across teary faces, broken
umbrellas scattered as so many memories
that what were once held and had, now
can no longer be, no longer be owned

we saw this,

we knew it’s truth

that the allowed hours,
the moments captured in dreams
cannot be contained
cannot be counted on…another sign…the
minimum of knowing is being, the
maximum of being is now, right now

we saw this,

we knew it’s truth

that our confusion about the
many branches of the path before us,
under our feet, is the internal nor’easter
is our emotions tumbling across
what we thought we were

we saw this,

we knew it’s truth

that it had come to knock down preconception
…prior knowledge, because the path
is not the past we make it to be, not
the past we so carefully held onto
as the winds as the rain as our minds
watched the storm wipe the slate clean

we saw this,

we knew it’s truth

a job ended, a life ended, a marriage
…dissolved in the repeated waves of living…
ended and we felt the nor’easter rise inside
watched the tides flood, the trees bend
and waited for it to end

we saw this,

we knew it’s truth

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