Wind advisory

Morning winds whip
Through tops of tall trees—
“The gods must be angry,”
The ancients would have said.

Modern meteorological data
Informs a wind advisory—
The possibility of falling branches,
Downed limbs, local power outages,
Commuter driving challenges
In high-profile vehicles—
Gusts up to 50 miles per hour
Until 2 o’clock this afternoon.

From my window I watch the wind
Lash the tops of towering pines—
“The gods must be angry,”
I murmur to myself.



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