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Product of Two Farm Kids

Anger whisked herself into a gray frenzy of clouds, bordering on black. A snow blizzard might be on her way; the wind picked up. I looked up. A dagger of wind hit my chest; I heard myself gasp and wheeze. Fed tomcat in barn and raced back to the house. My dogs followed. Look at the clouds! I said to my man. He said “What of them?” He is not the product of two farm kids like I am. It’s going to turn bitter cold. We might get snow and possible ice. You are a weather witch, he said, in the most affectionate way. I put on an extra pair of socks and began to settle down. There was a flash across the window. I jumped up to look. A delivery person was bringing us a package. The dogs howled. I said “Thank you” and he asked, “have you seen the clouds?” I could not help thinking he is the product of farm kids too. We had a snow blizzard with eight inches of snow that night. We were unable to go anywhere for three days. I memorized those clouds for future reference.

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Date: 1/17/2022 3:58:00 PM
great poem, caren! i always love the way you tell a story and this poem is a perfect example...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/17/2022 7:25:00 PM
Thank you Ilene.
Date: 1/17/2022 12:51:00 PM
Caren, I loved this one. I'm always looking at the clouds, even the dark gray ones. I do love the white, fluffy ones best, though, knowing that it won't be long until they let go of any moisture they've stored up.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/17/2022 7:25:00 PM
I think they tell their own story Hank.
Date: 1/17/2022 10:06:00 AM
I do this all the time. I say oh man it's going to storm look how dark the clouds are! or i say i can smell the rain coming. Love this!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/17/2022 7:25:00 PM
It is so easy to do once you get the "hang of it" especially if you have been observing relatives do it since you were a baby.