Arise on the hurricane,
Dance with the dark one
Blind, pallid, tenebrous, dank, icy and turbulent
Winging precipitously, wildly, across the sky, upon the earth:
A black holocaust of deadly cold, consuming all life, light and heat;
A hurtling, careering invisible leaden amorphous mass,
Lurching and skidding, bludgeoning, crashing and smashing;
A whistling, howling wall of unseen force
Self-willed, fearsome, capricious and unpredictable.
Swim with the sharks, intentionally or not,
Willingly or not
Expect to get bitten.
© 2005 by Mark Andrew Holmes
(Author's note: Wraggeowrapper, a malefic deity of a now-extinct Australian Aboriginal tribe of Tasmania, was the personification of strong cold nighttime winter winds.)