The Storm Walker, by Ed Ahern
First appeared in Earthbound.
There is a man, or what was a man
Who walks our storms in darkness.
On sleepless nights I see him striding
All wrapped in sheets of summer lightning
Or flushed with the sodden rain of fall.
The gentle nights are spent without him
Who rouses for the wind howl and snow
That consume his passage.
I think to join him in his trek
But fear that he will tell me
Of why he steps within this violence
Or worse, for whom he seeks.
Ed Ahern resumed writing after forty odd years in foreign intelligence and international sales. He has his original wife, but advises that after forty seven years they are both out of warranty. Ed has had over fifty stories published thus far, most also reprinted.