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The weather here is queen,

haggard goddess dodging phone calls,

prayers—she gathers storms


like cattle to market

leaving empty pastures bare to cook

for sometimes years—


sometimes centuries displacing

civilizations for archeological

supposition and conjecture.


We cannot know her mind—

she is old and forgetful

and often wanders in a haze.


But when we smell her

approaching on the wind

our dry skin tightens as


we become like reckless children

turned loose to prepare

the fires for her arrival,


be it wrath or cordial,

for she is queen

of eternity.