unlike Sandburg’s fog,
doesn’t tiptoe in on little cat feet;
it hunts us down
like prey and then it leaps,
springs upon us,
devouring, and covering us
as it were a giant jungle cat
making sure its prey did not get away.
Like Sandburg’s “Fog”, it too is silent
but no less deadly for all that.
Escape seemed impossible
but we made it back home
still breathing, though our hearts
beat double time.”