A Poem from Janet Cannon's  Poetry Room at IsleWrite.com

*In 2005, Mount Saint Helens released a plume of steam
    and ash that caused minor earth shaking and no damage.

ode to mount saint helens

you're no small lahar flowing
gracefully or otherwise

announcing your hot arrival
frantically blowing off steam

erratically growing yourself
into more of the mountain

than you are cracking glaciers
in real time data streaming

pace rumbling in rhythm with
yourself good for you purging

pent up emotions is always
a relief to rumble: you go girl!

Poem by  Janet Cannon