I've come to help you, she said,
The wind is strong and it might
Blow you over. I don't want you to fall.
Two others called out:
She's sure taking care of you;
You're a lucky brother.
She held out her elbow for
Him to take. They left
The building, headed for his car.
Watch your step, this wind
Is fierce. He tightened his hold
On her arm. Thanks, he said.
The southern sky was robin's egg blue;
Black clouds were forming to the north.
Here we are, she said, opening the car door.
He slid safely into the driver's seat,
Clicked the belt, and then
He inserted his ignition key.