Beaufort Scale 8. Fresh gale at 62-74 kph (39-46 mph).
Twigs and branches break off of trees.
22nd & 23rd May 2020.
That wind! It animates me – I feel alive, alert.
I need it to tug me, bend me. I want the battle. I’ll resist.
I step outside. The wind slaps at me, stops my breath.
It whistles and whines through the trees, lacerating leaves.
Branches bend and bow – some break.
It soughs and snatches at the swishing grass.
Swifts swoop, scud, soaring at its will.
I feel its power. I’m energised, excited, strong.