The Storm

By: Erick du Toit Ceronio

Outside, the storm is playing.
Lightning runs through the sky
distant thunder calling
more clouds joining... shy.

On the wings of the wind;
leaves are riding;
trees bending, hiding.
The stranger is sleeping...
unaware of the turmoil outside.

Eyes closed;
shallow breathing;
heart barely beating.
Silence abides...

Is this love dying...
or is it just me?
Without you, there is no... "we."
Outside, nature softly starts... weeping.