Storms over – cut-glass azure skies
Clouds static though the wind still tries
To push and shove its weight around
Today our buildings stand their ground!
Barely a leaf goes in free fall
To join the millions that now sprawl
Across our pavements and our lawns
It’s a quieter day that dawns.
The council trucks still roam about
Road sweepers have their work cut out
Clearing gutters, freeing drains
Before the onset of more rains.
It’s slippery underfoot, beware
Accidents can still occur
As above us, brittle leaves prepare
A new bombardment from the air!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013