Wraggeowrapper

by

Mark Andrew Holmes


Arise on the hurricane,

Dance with the dark one—

Emaciated, ravenous,

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.)



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