The roar of an insect army invades my sleep
Marching upon the roof in lockstep
The vaporous hordes attack my home with icy droplets
With reinforcements pelting the window glass
To wax and wane on the ever-changing wind
Until the Light Brigade breaks through
And the battalion recedes to a horizon
In need of an aqueous militia.
A teacher, Laurie Woodward is the author of several novels including Forest Secrets, and the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles. She also cowrote Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy and was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes her novels on the Central Coast of California.