The Daily Me

Nature's Confrontation
Snow falling
peacefully whirling

A gust of Arctic air
sends a chilling command
to challenge

the bare red twigs
of dormant berry bushes
laying them over
to surrender in defeat.

The bluster
Calmness courageously restored

briefly with relief
of peaceful coexistence

Then, the bugling of
wind through the eaves
Sounds the command to
“Charge” once again.

Nature has declared
unsympathetic war
on the steadfast roots of its earth.

Through the sheltered window
of my room, I watch silently

The battle has begun
The harsh reality absorbs me
Confrontation is part of life.

None shall win.

Author: Betty O'Kay who says An observation of nature and its own force against itself.

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