Nat Petrohelos

SUMMARY: Jackson has a storm inside him. Sometimes it’s just a bit of a rumble, at other times there’s hail. Jackson’s family can usually help him through it but when lightning comes, Jackson has to work that out for himself. A story about coping and mindfulness.

EXTRACT:
Jackson had a storm inside him.

Sometimes it was a distant rumble,
Something was brewing, a bit of a grumble.

‘I know what you need,’ said Grandpa
And he took Jackson to the kitchen.
Together they stewed a sweet crumble
And the storm blew over.

Sometimes, it was a gusty gale.
Something was blowing, so strong you could sail.

‘I know what you need,’ said Aunty Mae
And she took Jackson to Thai Chi.
Together they breathed and moved like slow-motion dancers
And the storm blew over.