Unable to Stop the Winds of Change

003Unremarkably, the once still air begins to shift

Unnoticed, a zephyr wafts and eddies at your feet

Unaware, the leaves begin to dance in the breeze, grasses swirl, clouds scud

Unconcerned, draughts probe gently at loose clothing

Unhurried, gusts find purpose pushing against your weight

Unworried, you shield your eyes from wind- borne dust

Unthinking, you look down, leaning into the strengthening blusters

Unsighted, white horses race squall-tossed waves at sea

Uneasily, you brace your feet and set your chin to the storm

Unstable, branches break, boughs bend, roof tiles rattle

Unheard, distant winds circle faster, angrier, roaring, rumbling

Unbalanced, staggering, losing footing, hands clasp for purchase

Uncertain, heart pounding, succour is sought, prayers offered

Unknowing, whether the hurricane will pass, and you will be spared.

Referendum

img_2682We were doing OK with the status quo

My X  made it clear, I didn’t want to go

The papers were counted; it was hard to believe

Most of the voters wanted to leave

If it’s true that strength is found in numbers

This must be one of our biggest blunders

Away from Europe, we’ll have little clout

Struggling for survival, once we are out

The UK union will be the next wreck

Four separate nations on a cosmic speck