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Double Jacket

Central Illinois has been a revelation for me.  The not-so-simple “weather math” one has to calculate could be enough to just stay indoors until Spring.  When I moved into my first apartment in Florida, it was two days before Christmas, however, it was less than chilly.  Moving to one of the coldest parts of the Midwest [...]

Blizzard’s Breath

Changing pressure all around me Even sheltered from the force It comes In spurts Growing The sound fills my ears The howl permeates the thick walls I cannot escape Slamming against the face of the building  Whipping through the spaces My indoor environment shutters and shakes Creaking wood Strength is tested Resolve exposed Sudden silence [...]

The Steady Beat

Unassuming machines are these Escalators climb the building, slow and steady Creating a rhythm Elevators spring into action with an inviting tone An automated mail cart rolls by with ease I can rely on these mechanical colleagues They are consistent I'm not so sure about the organic ones...yet The stress lingering outside cannot get past [...]

Frozen Fog

A dense fog engulfs me  Frozen in place by the chilly air  Blocking my view of the landscape  Motionless  Guarding the earth from the sun  Blocking warmth  Lingering past midday  Stubborn  Structures hidden until the last moment  Mighty buildings held hostage  Creatures approach cautiously  Intimidating  Silently in control