Southern Hades of California


When I stepped outside
I felt the breath of Hades
Tempting me to hide

Run, run, run away
From the U.V. burning rays
Of the mid-day blaze

To or from unknown
Slipped there and through the backdraft
Of love, hell and back

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The Chill

Rainy Day

Ominous clouds roll

Inland from the Pacific

Paralyzing Californians

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Falling from the sky

Forcing rock, land and mud slides

Destruction arrived

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Flash flood alerts ignored

Stupidity observed on TV

Doesn’t surprise me

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Luxury of warmth

Remains safe and sound indoors

Sipping hot coffee

~

Mother Nature reigns

Providing the drought relief

Desperately needed

This is my first time participating in Heeding haiku with HA over on Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.

Lightning Strikes

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Mother Nature takes the stage

Waves surge in a fit of rage

Perfectly clear blue skies

Yet lightning does strike

Claiming a young life

Unbelievable strife

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I took this picture from Venice Beach, and off in the distance I saw emergency crew gathering as I was packing up to leave.  Later that night, as I was watching the 11 o’clock news, I learned that a young life was taken by a freak thunderstorm – R.I.P. Nicholas Fagnano. LA Times News Article