Storm Chasing by Kian Brown Jacksonville Youth Poet Laureate

She was my tsunami
I’ve never seen a disaster so dark and deadly
Naturally and infinitely beautiful
Her body rained upon my pavement
Filled in the cracks
Nurturing the weeds that struggle to escape
She had screams like thunder
Breath like wind
Her left hand gripped mine
Sending lightning bolts through my veins
She swept my mind up into a hurricane
Spiraling full speed around my room
I landed on the shore of her sea
Hair soaked, panting, shining
I dipped a toe in her endless black waters
And caught my reflection
The thirst in my eyes
She smiled a smile of gray clouds
And I dived headfirst, splashless
Hoping to God I’d drown

Sofia Snow