Title: Tornado

Author: Jenny Bornholdt

In: Sport 9: Spring 1992

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 1992, Wellington

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 9: Spring 1992


page 7


For days we stayed
inside. Lit the lamps.
Some prayed.
Some made food.
The times the wind quietened
we told stories.
The time we loved a man so much
we thought we'd die.
The time our brother left
for war. The time we wondered
at our mother's sense
of purpose.
It was a difficult time.
All that frightening wind
and our lives
storming the house
like that.
When it finally stopped
we went outside
to view the
damage. The great
orchard of
our lives.
All those trees.
All that fruit.