“Every cloud has a silver lining” – proverb
We watch the heavy storm –
Clouds whose bellies hang low,
Weighted with our expectations
For silver linings – but life is just
Phantom pregnancies, labor pains
That do not deliver joy.
If such linings were common, they’d be plastic;
We’d pollute the ocean with them.
They’re only silver because they’re rare.
Written for dVerse