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  • The heavens convulsed as menacing clouds rolled and hammered the ridge

    like the Spring run of the Huang He and unyielding was the ridge to the unrelenting assault.

    My awareness suddenly inserted into this moment

    stood witnessing this conflagration of heaven and earth and felt mortally threatened.

    This foreboding glimpse of times to come had all the attributes of being real.

    But as instantaneously as it has appeared,

    I was drawn back to this time as the early morning light bathed my face

    and my wife lovingly caressed my brow.

    Jeff Bailey © 2017
    Photo by Jeff Bailey
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