It’s a sound

like no other

wind’s rush over

fast flowing water


pale light from

cottage windows

aids faltering

progress surprised

by current-force



land is now

lake and toes

chill in boots

gusts howl

and agitate our

little river


cold night

indeed here

yet warmer

by far than

the world’s

refugee camps


they are


many the


think on

the breach

homes lost to

multiple tempests


let’s will peace

tonight for each

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