The clock ticks.
The dog howls
In the moonlit night.
Running through the street,
I search for you.
Close your eyes
And count to ten.
Listen to the beetles
Fluttering and buzzing
Around the porch.
Like a funeral.
A simple type
Of dark words
Closing in on my face.
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Don’t know the outcome
Until it’s too late to run.
Trapped in a trailer,
No, flooding isn’t fun.
How many days
Will we go without power?
How many times
Did they say get out now, or else?
Storm surge is wicked.
Never seen such a thing.
It filled up my house,
And might just drowned me!
They said we should leave,
But we’re taking a chance.
Maybe God will intervene
To save a smarty pants.
Coast into the sunset.
The sea gulls cry out one last time,
Swooping down to scavenge.
Down the beach, a campfire blazes.
The water rolls up on the shore.
Fishermen bring in their nets,
After a day’s work is done.
A young boy in a straw hat
Reels in his fishing pole,
Closes his tackle box,
Picks up his bucket of fish,
And heads home in the dimming light.
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Did you, too?
Have you been there?
Do you, really?
I’m glad you’re here.
I’m glad I’M here.
This is work.
I want to get better.
I wish I could sleep.
I sleep too much.
I’m ready to commit to that.
I’m ready to quit.
I trust you.
Thank you for being there for me.