The line crew looked out at the skies
The foreman is dreading taking his crew into the mouth of the storm
A lineman, an apprentice and a helper follow the foreman into the storm
Wires down poles down trees down everywhere and the clouds continue to gather
It’s a moment that will remain with each member of the crew.
It will touch each member differently.
As the cloud looks down on the storm
A figure appears
Prayers appear to be said
A cloud from heaven
The foreman bows his head in prayer
The lineman sees an angel waiting to carry someone home
The apprentice is struck with fear
The helper sees the cloud as an omen
The storm has ended
The crew has been safely returned to the dock.
The hours have been placed on the time sheet.
Each crew member starts home.
The foreman opens his phone and stares at the picture
The picture will carry him into retirement
Thru the years to come
The picture he still Carries.
After the joyous reunion at the golden gate
The foreman shows the picture
And a voice quietly reminds him.
I made sure you could find your way home
Thomas Palmer - Lineman