The avocado tree outside my window

Swayed back and forth with ardor

In a contest of stamina with the wind

This way,

And then that way.

Leaves danced cheerily

Juicy wine-colored fruits shook

Branches swayed, quivered and clapped

The wind, driven with a goad

Pushed hard again and again

But failed to bend the tree to its will

Instead,

Cool fury splashed on my face

In the likeness of transferred aggression