Red Sky at Dawn

Back on the train, on my morning commute and what do I see?
New thoughts on an old adage.

"Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
Red sky in morning, sailor's warning."

Does it mean the same for the land-bound?
A foretelling of dangers to come?

A sky alight with fire
Cinematic. Majestic.
We are awestruck
Too wrapt in its beauty to consider the warning

Insidious tendrils skirt the perimeter
Unseen

But its eerie presence is felt
In slight prickles along your scalp
Subtle goosebumps on your skin
The disquieting stir in your belly

Too late, we realize,
A storm is coming

Take heed

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