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"The Storm"- from The Ruby of the Universe
- Dan Lukiv

this poem is from The Ruby of the Universe. The title is taken from a line in the final poem, and all of them explore themes related to war. click here to read the others.

The Storm

Howling wind,
Rattling windows
Like Ginsberg,
Pounds cold into every
Naked bush
And gasping tree--
A spectacle of
Clawed fingers that
Maul bare skin
And flags that
Tear at Legion-poles
And pagan lights
That implode
Like the USSR.

Hear it howl
Like a gut-shot beast,
Looking for a place
To die.

Dan Lukiv is a writer, educator, and frequent contributor to canadian content.
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