Tension and Tears

Tumultuous air
carries a paisley of prickled nuggets
containing turbulent emotion.

Their roar delights
in seeking vulnerable ears
hoping for a respite.

Pray they pass; 
Or expect to endure a waltz
destined to extract tension and tears.

Tension and tears
blow out
from the head

tightly bound as string
round a spinning top,
gaining momentum dramatically.

Tension and tears escape,
helping the head,
to not bake.



 - mailed to Pennsylvania this week - 
artwork by Philip Guston