Uncertain Weather..

©Janis Zroback

Toronto, Canada

Artist's Description

UNcertain Weather" is a work which on the surface appears to be an abstract of trees in a storm but in reality says much more….the poem tells a story of something quite different lying under the surface of what appears to be a poem about the weather…read it very carefully..

Watercolour on Arches Paper

3451 Views 06/03/13

Insulated emotions render
the discussion of the current crisis
nothing more than
small talk about the weather
.

The winds long ago whipped
the leaves from this tree
leaving tattered limbs
silhouetted against
a twisted sky
.

Grays, blues, whites
flashes of light and
an exaggerated startle to
the sounds of life
.

The crackle of
leaves under feet
causes fright when
the footsteps belong to
prospective lovers of night
.

Dark eyes pierce blue,
spotlights shining into
an eternal shadow that
warps light, shapes
days of confusion
.

Questioning the velocity of
the wind at night
and average rainfall amounts,
as reported by
an interested observer,
is skewed
.

There is no objectivity when
distorted hours
tick away into seasons
obscured by a stormy past and
threatening weather
.

The bark toughens,
hardened soil holds upright
the leafless tree,
she bears no fruit,
stands alone,
roots unseen
.

Hours and seasons become
irrelevant in a climate where
variations in temperature
cannot affect
the unexposed life
.

A smile on a sunny day,
a shield against oneself,
concealed realities,
a guarded defense in
uncertain weather
.

Stability captured in
truth imprisoned by
decaying leaves,
a tell-tale sign of
hostile storms and
approaching winter
.

There, in a heap,
at the end of the alley
the leaves have gathered,
a favorite hiding place
for a blue-eyed child
who quietly wonders
if anyone will ever
come with a rake
and disturb her
fragile peace
. B.R. Duquette…





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