In nature’s path — Hurricane Sandy

Time: 3:56 AM.

From my window. (Taken earlier)

I’m eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch,
my gaze fixed outside my window.

The sky looks bruised and angry,
like a raging child with flailing arms.

The streets are almost empty.
Trucks snuggled up against walls,
with yellow flashing blinkers.

The wind whistles along my window.
Again, and again — regular crickets.

I’ve filled plastic totes full of water,
and stocked the shelves.

The unknown bears down in squalls of wind.
Not yet a drop of rain.

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12 thoughts on “In nature’s path — Hurricane Sandy

  1. Huw Thomas says:

    Hope it’s not as bad as they’re suggesting. We’ve got sullen skies in Hampshire, England, but they’re just drizzling gently not raging. Stay safe!

  2. Elisa's Spot says:

    I thought you were supposed to evacuate?!

    • J. William Young says:

      Only those in low-lying areas, so far. I’m pretty high up in Manhattan so this area should be fine.

      • Elisa's Spot says:

        Ok, Good Luck! I’m in north central pa. High winds and torrential rain 45 miles south of me…making one last vegan meal to tide over for power outs. Over and out!

  3. allysonyj says:

    Very evocative. We on the west coast with relatives on the east coast are anxious for news and for the storm to pass. Good luck

  4. Thinking of you – Be Safe!

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