Behind the fair-weather clouds

I dance

To keep the storm at bay

Though I know

The salve won't last

I cannot stay away


I pause and step

Uncertainty prevails

Each motion flowing

In one direction

Straight towards the gale

I spin and spin and

Lift my head

I still know not why

I tremble

Staring at a thundercloud

Unable to defy

I am left

In this moment

With a burst of frightful flair

Falling to the ground

So fast

I am broken beyond repair

I am not proud

I am not jovial

Of how the storm has changed me

That when fair weather returns

I am feral

And I am free