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Hurricane Sandy

12.30.12 Posted in today's words by

Kay Middleton’s most recent poem to appear here was Porcelain Men (February 2012).

Hurricane Sandy
By Kay Middleton

I have reached that point in the storm,
likely just before the power goes out,
when I hear the wind threatening
outside my window.

The radio repeats the warnings,
the closings, the speed of the wind
threatening outside my window.
Now the storm becomes

a prison and a shelter. I know there
is a poem in here, somewhere.

3 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy”

  1. Jean says:

    Strong poem with layers of meaning Kay. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Jeanette Gallagher says:

    There was a wonderful poem in there – ALL of the words meaning the fear and safety I know I feel when hiding in my downstairs closet when a storm like Sandy is out there! I’m in a safer place if the roof blows off.

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