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The Calm Before the Storm

Foreboding I

Chimney smoke
Photo by Chris Keats on Unsplash

The whiff of chimney smoke
hangs low powerless to bear the pressure
and penetrate the atmosphere
Black smoke spreads across the roofs
forming a loopholed blanket
The smell of soot is everywhere



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Sylvia Wohlfarth

Sylvia Wohlfarth


An Irish-Nigerian soul living in Ireland after 40 years in Germany. A social anthropologist, English teacher, and more. With stories to share; and an opinion…