Nature’s Fury

Nature’s Fury


I don’t understand people wanting to chase tornadoes

or face hurricanes, blizzards and hail just so they can

say they looked into the eye of a storm.


What’s the thrill of surfing the slopes of a volcano

with white clouds of ash hanging in the air, only to risk

a deadly fall into the open wounds of the earth.


It’s beyond me how anyone can get high on seeing

bright orange flames dancing in the sky

in endless out-of-control wildfires.


Yet, every day it seems more likely I will find out

with water levels rising, heatwaves and infernos

blazing through our ideas of climate change.


Before long I will be able to watch our planet’s

entertainment channel from my home,

that is, if I still have a home.

What are you looking for?