Ocean of Gray

Gracie blew in today
bringing clouds heavy with pain
and soon thereafter let fall
a deluge –
a lifetime’s sorrow blotting the sun.
“Why?!”
she roared to the sky
but received no answer.
And so Gracie succumbed
to the ocean of gray,
flooding the hamlet
looking for peace.

***We all have days when the sky is gloomy, but for some the darkness never dissipates. Others fight for years to see the sun’s weak rays. This poem’s for Gracie, who glimpsed the flicker and hung on.***

Inspired by the Daily Prompt: Unsafe Containers
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