Skeletons

Once I stood tall,pointing toward the sky.Branches swaying,a thousand leaves dancing.Upward. Always upward.I faced the heavens.Sought the sun. For a hundred  years I stood. Watching over the land. From the soaring, dipping birdsto the smallest blade of grass.The change came swiftly.The destruction, viciously.The aftermath, brutally real.With broken limbs, now I stand.Bent by forces much too [...]

This. Is Destruction

Aftermath. Photo by John E. Fenwick This is despair. Laid bare and broken. Pain so tangible it shatters and destroys. This is defeat. A complete surrendering to forces too powerful to withstand. This is life. Stripped to the bone. Wound gaping and raw. This is weeping. In body shaking, wracking sobs that hollow and numb. [...]

In the Eye of the Storm

In the Eye of the Storm

Raging, violent winds blinding, battering rain deafening, angry roar explosive, destructive carnage then silence.   In the eye of the storm. bewitching, tantalizing calm  deceptive, quiet, stillness illuminating, glowing light  for a heartbeat.   The eye of the storm has passed. giving way to unspeakable violence delivering shattering, brutal wreckage  where moments before was silence. [...]

Boarded Up But Open

Boarded Up But Open

Today I came across this video by Ruby Tilghman . It's been over a month since Hurricane Michael ravaged our area. Day to day, the progress is hard to see. This video reminded me that we have moved forward. That progress continues to be made. If you look hard enough, it's there. Thank God. It [...]