Severe winds came through yesterday evening
I just put the cheese ravioli on the stove
And immediately had to turn it off 
The electric came on and off
Rain slapped so hard on the windows 
I couldn’t see anything
I heard thumps and the speed of Mother Nature
In a short five minutes
Our yard
Was full of sticks
The two front trees, their old limbs,
The road near our house was blocked
Old men and their tractors showed up from every corner
Honks and phone calls
We picked up the mess today
But I haven’t put the hammock back together yet
I miss the sound of the chain hitting the metal poles at night
Reminding me of summer naps and popsicles