by Alannah Shevenell '21
Home of the everlasting storm cloud.
The lightning strikes its powerful bolt,
shattering its victim.
The mirror broke,
shielding her from her broken self.
beauty and love.
fear and self doubt.
knowledge and grace.
sorrow and trauma.
hope and light.
The sky thunders,
she seeks shelter from the rain and lightning.
The shelter is the sky and the storm cloud follows.
There’s sun behind the cloud.
Can she wait out the storm long enough?
Will she reach the days of feeling the sun glistening on her skin?
Or will the lightning strikes take her down?