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  • some people can feel it coming while others can't,
    or just refuse to listen

    the clouds amass quickly and bear down
    swirling and tearing and ripping to bits
    while folks scurry 'round like scared rabbits below, saying

    they never saw it coming

    she looked on blankly, safely nestled in her distant perch
    high enough up and far enough away, thinking
    "oh this might get ugly"

    dispassionate -
    not frightened, worried or even a smidgen sympathetic

    this time

    because she was prepared, fully prepared
    she needed no saving and had lost the urge to save too

    carefully unwrapping her sandwich she set her gaze on the horizon
    and reflexively licking her lips, muttered

    "let's just watch it all happen. here it comes now..." and kept her eyes wide, wide open

    there they go
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