An eerie stillness pervades

following some super hot days

a clear warning to one and all

that calm before a big storm


as I reel off some mantras [sacred sounds]

awareness arises fully aroused

heavy clouds drift swiftly over

as swallows dart and glide


eagerly catching erratic currents

to glide and play up high

as more dense clouds

skid across the sky


the birds call out warnings

each on high alert

to the pending deluge

do they tuck each other in


sounds and visions gently collide

emotions being chiselled from inside

all creatures weather together

whatever nature does provide


various Meditation techniques are my anchor!

Carrot Ranch Challenge, March 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a chisel. Use chisel as a noun or a verb. Think about what might be chiseled, who is chiseling. Be the chisel. Go where the prompt leads!