It came in the Night
It's howl starting as a soft and soothing moan.
As it came closer it's anger began to be heard.
It's howl becoming a shrieking,
soon it's bellows rattled doors and windows.
It's spittle sheeting across the windows.
Dripping through the cracks, drip, drip drip.
Then it's claws began to pelt the windows non stop.
rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat, faster and faster until
it was a continuous sound that almost drowned out it's roar.
Sleep was impossible, huddling in bed against the memory
of cold that it's howling, beating sounds invoked.
The only good thing about the rain is it got rid of the snow...
Edit: The news said 30m/s winds with gusts to 55M/s...
X-387 by Pete Norris
4 days ago