861 So, When Dorian Came… 9-5-19

I’ve always been the one
outside,
playing in the storm.
A blizzard in January?
I’d be digging tunnels through
ten-foot-drifts in the boat yards on City Island,
tromping through thigh-high-snow,
X-country skiing in knee-deep-deep-woods-powder,
my Golden Retrieve, like a schooner tossing wave-spray,
zigging and zagging across my way,
relishing our Winter play.
A hurricane in September?
Well, these days,
I’m riding my wind-bucked-sky-chair in the gusts.
But in my younger years,
I’d be tucked on my board in the surf,
racing the combers to the dunes,
sea-salt-foam sucking at my heels,
reveling with Nature in the swells
as She roars-out Her musts.

What the Hell, right?

Even a fine Lady like our Mother
needs to limber-up-her-limbs,
take a good long piss,
plant Her lusty kiss
on some lucky fellow, like me!!
So, I’ll join Her in Her wild joy-ride!
It’s my calling!
Not for me,
the hunkering, hatches battened down.
No comfy huddling behind locked storm-shutters,
drawn tight against the shrapnel in the wind.
Rather,
I’ll stand beside a tall pine,
testing our mettle against the blow,
betting, against the odds,
that if he stands tall in a wind, gusting at 70,
I won’t uproot when a squall batters me at 80!
I’ll cheer for the tree and me
to hold strong against the gale
’till all that’s left of us
is one last rough-bark-laugh
and just enough sinew woven tight within our rot
to offer as our final contribution,
support for new-growth-sapplings and young kids,
fighting their way to the sky,
right through the center of the Eye!

About Ken Greenman

Married and Happy. Retired and busy. Living in NC. 71 and counting. December 12, 2020 and it's 72! ... I would love some written comments, critiques, adulation or kind suggestions.... If you have the time and or inclination, please feel free! Not in fear but by faith. We will see. See you later! If you ever want to talk for real, email me and I will send you my cell number.... I am enjoying this!
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