Get Yourself A New Weather Girl

Come midnight, you reach for me
across a vacuous bed. Instead,
I slumber upon ramshackle sofa,
hug worn velveteen pillows
The Weather Channel – my lullaby.

Taste the petrichor after our storm,
this cyclonic swirl
around us … between us … within us.
I suspect you know more
about the weather than you disclose.

You forget
I was the one when tornadoes came
to Alabama … to Georgia … to Indiana,
who hovered with babies in the bathtub
as the lion roared riding the train.

A new storm approaches.
I suggest you grab your raincoat
and this time—
don’t forget your rubbers.


About Shawn Aveningo

Shawn Aveningo is a globally published, award-winning poet who believes poetry is the perfect literary art form for today’s fast-paced world due to its power to stir emotion in less than two minutes. Shawn’s poetry has appeared in over 70 literary journals & anthologies, and she has authored 4 solo collections. Her three children make her an extremely proud mama bear. She shares the creative life and business ( with her soul-mate in Portland, Oregon. (
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