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In Search of Some Relief

By Cooncay, Indialantic, FL

Thunder cracks.

Lightning strikes overhead.
A large white hand,
Seizing the night sky.

Rain cascades down upon the relentless ocean.
A tiny black figure surfaces,
Thrashes in the surf.

So small,
It clings to a leaf,
Its only shelter from the hungry waves.

An ant,
Panting and struggling to hang on,
Pulls itself onto its newly found raft.

The thunder overhead is deafening,
Drowning the ant is a sea of noise,
Rather than the hungry waves below.

Assaulted from all sides,

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