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Perfect Storm

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I have always found it such a romantic expression

Perfect Storm

But when it finally hits you, it loses all romance.

This last month I have been buffeted by the cruel wind of business events almost out of my control. I have suffered the chill of much that has always been close becoming cold. I have felt threatened by the edgy frailty of my own body, once so reliable.

And finally I have been stung by the cruel, hard rain of careless rejection.

I have realised the nature of my Perfect Storm.

It is that I am suddenly becoming old.

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All words © the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Line drawing of the poet W H Auden. I do not know the artist – If yours, please let me know so I can credit or delete

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2014 in Still Life

 

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