The storm raged on without any hope of being saved

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THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Hello” by Naomi Shihab Nye: rat, message, shredded, shadows, waving, stick, text, bowl, candles, peaches, gone, slate

The boat was empty, except for one lone fish
The storm raged on without any hope of being saved
In the shadows of the night are shredded hellish
The message was unclear as the storm waved

The storm raged on without any hope of being saved
The wind blew out the candles and everything’s gone
The message was unclear as the storm waved
Peaches and cream no more on this predawn

The wind blew out the candles and everything’s gone
Stick to what we could hope for the clean slate
Peaches and cream no more on this predawn
Rat trying to scuttle out of the strait

Stick to what we could hope for the clean slate
In the shadows of the night are shredded hellish
Rat trying to scuttle out of the strait
The boat was empty, except for one lone fish*

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

* Pantoum

For: Whirligig 197 The storm raged on without any hope of being savedThe boat was empty, except for one lone fish

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