My Friend the Wind

My Friend the Wind

My friend the Wind-

is a lady who changes-

personas with every dress!

You can hear her voice-

go up and down with-

every lapel and pleat!

Chagrined about her coif-

she turns into a dust devil.

Ginned again with heels-

behold the tempest she is!

Whiffled with flattery-

she lightens up a breeze!

Behold the wimple of-

gale the winker!

Strap her in a corset-

she’ll show you a tornado!

Demand a selfie and you’ll

find yourself in a typhoon!

Sirocco is her fetching beau

with his clouds of dust and sand!

She cries tears of heavy rain-

in winter, and that’s a monsoon!

Leave her cold and dry-

and she’ll give you a mistral!

Take her for a ride in your new-

wheels and she will tail you!

Leave her behind your ride-

and she will bang ahead!

Critique her dress and she will-

whirl you up, behold a twister!

My friend the wind is a lady-

both zephyr and shrew!


Author notes:

Let’s learn about the wind in a didactic poem using scientific definitions via the wind personified as a woman. Thanks for reading!

Pasithea Chan

Pasithea is a budding Lebanese Filipino impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy and psychology. Given her legal background having worked as legal and risk management consultant in MENA and the far east; she also writes legal and academic articles. Her creative writing has been read on several podcasts and radios and was featured in several magazines and anthologies including: Envision Arts, Rigorous, Fevers of the Mind, Osprey's Empire, Voices of the Real and Suicide. Having written 2500+ poems and more than 12 short stories; Pasithea writes in various styles but prefers pieces that have double meanings to allow a reader to delve deeper into her works.

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