Breeze breeds a gust
gust grows into squall
squall expands to gale
gale hurries hurricane
A gust grows into a wild wet squall
rocks the boat as they shorten sail
sit over the side of the little yawl.
Continuous squalls expand to gale
as crew in fear decides to hail
the lifeboat – pray let it not fail
Gale becomes a hurricane
lifeboat hesitates, constrained
remains in port. The elements prevail.