Awakened by Dragonflies

Awakened by Dragonflies

It was Thursday

The date, May 28

A beautiful morning

Coffee in hand

Still in pajamas

Still waking up

Sitting inside, sipping

Casually watching outside

I noticed something

Wings were fluttering

I went outside

The deck, hot

My feet burned

The house, surrounded

Dragonflies were everywhere

Hundreds of them

They were fervent

They stayed hours

Zipping around continuously

Like a tornado

I just watched

Feeling more awake

What’s the reason?

I asked myself

Merely natures wonder?

Or something greater

That very night

Our city burned

Destruction was rampant


Those dragonflies, messengers

I am awakened