A coat drenched,

In a sea of turmoil

The gloves raw and pink;

A clatter, clatter of the mind-

Think, think, think

Pushing teacups off the brink


A gasp of air;

Turning to whistles through a pipe;

A shirt soaked,

A thermostat broken;

Shiver shiver- frozen with grief

A volcanic core- rumble rumble enraged

A once tightly embroidered hat,

Coming loosely undone;

Clear windows now fogged opaque,

A door sealed shut-

The relentless hum of the TV, fridge and washing machine;

Replaced by a silence so obscene;

If the doorbell was unanswered;

To the ever familiar house-

Would you-

remain calm?