Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Irene Winds

just like that, in no time flat
the cover off the bottle
and there is a hurricane
blowing, howling like holy hell

and you haven't a choice
you have to drink,
you have to swallow

who took the cap off
deliberately or accidentally
who or what let this out, set this off

my God, I hope my sons,
their mother and all of their siblings
are safe and sound

don't know what
the house they abide in can withstand

what, I wonder, has caused
all hell to break loose

this is a visitation, a visitor
far worse than Columbus
than Ponce de Leon

what change
will have been visited upon us
in a day or two

among this archipelago of islands

© Obediah Michael Smith, 2011
7:53 p.m. 25.08.11


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