Heard it on the news, several hours distance
The tornado touched down.
Blew away the pond in the park.
The tree frog
on a green leafy branch
and stares at me with bright orange persimmon eyes
To the stories we tell
Around the fire
Sweet and tender
Noble Hamlet by treachery slain.
And Romeo lies in a darkened tomb
Have you ever won the lottery?
Neither have I
But then, what are the chances?
Tiny heart beat new
cradled in awkward tenderness
fly across the barren plain
warrior's heart unbridled