By Nancy Kelly Kunz
Artwork by Nancy Edwards

When the winds came off the water
From across the bay
Flags on the small island
Saluted their strength and majesty

White caps leaped skyward
Their wake slammed boats into docks
Again and again and again
Thumping with the down-beat rhythm
Of a passionate percussionist

They came before the rains streaked the sky
Before the streets flooded hubcap high
Before pine tree boughs surrendered
Before houses went dark
And the sky became electrified

The winds came without restraint
Announced the impending havoc
Their warning resonated, but they
Did not pause to see who was listening

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