Wind sharp as a switchblade raged in from the north,
tried to loosen locks, break windows, and cut through coats.
But it found few victims among the wise and wary
(and was miffed by all the water pitched in its face)
So it left in a huff, smacking streets with a flood.
Kathryn Atwood is the author of multiple young adult nonfiction books and writes poetry when something inspires her.