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By Katrina ThornleyPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

We had slumbered

Under false sense

A sunshine notwithstanding

The cold we knew should come,

We knew would come-

Instead holding steady

In our belief that we

Had escaped unscathed

Cocooned in the sun’s warmth

Living day to day

On the edge of an escape

And the brink of a collapse-

The idea that two are different

While the end remains the same-

A strong wind

Providing lift off

Or destruction-

Spreading seeds

And crumbling towers,

Teaching lessons

Learned hard

As others sail along

Fluttering towards a destination

They were meant for

Since the beginning-

But comfort came with stagnation

A pause in their climb

As they held still

Beneath the sun’s rays

Not worrying of coming storms,

Not preparing for the moment

They would be tossed forward

Into a world unknown-

Finding they landed on their feet

Despite previous doubts-

A runner set free.

Katrina Thornley is a nature poet. novelist, and freelance journalist that resides in Rhode Island. She has two poetry collections currently published, a novel, as well as a short story anthology. Her poetry collections "Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature" and "Arcadians: Wooden Mystics" were inspired by a local park and life in her small rural town. You can find them on Amazon now!

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Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author and poet. You can find Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature and Arcadians: Wooden Mystics on Amazon now. Her debut novel Kings of Millburrow is now available!

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  • Jimmy Butlerabout a month ago

    Some do claim they are ready for that strong wind but are they really?

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