Laughing and singing

Surrounded by friends

Cumulonimbus clouds


Just above her head

She sees them Harmonize

In the corner of eye

She sees them edge closer

And shivers with dread

Rictus smile in place

No expression on her face

Turning  head away

Turning to the present instead

With bated breath she prays

For the clouds to go away

Slowly they leave

Leaving her relieved

She always watches for the clouds

Ambush, they’re sure intent

But catch her, they won’t

Not ever again

She’ll always keep ahead

She’ll never succumb

 Never relent

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 Vivian Zems