Poem ~ Clearing the ground

After the storm
we go out 
to survey the damage
reflect on whether 
we could have prepared 
better, differently.

But some trees will fall.
Some places 
where we believed 
we were safe, protected
can sometimes 

We could 
Ignore the debris
for as long as possible
and nurse 
the unfairness of it all 
or get on with 

clearing the ground
repair what we can 
a little less fearful 
of the next gust 
when it comes.