preparations

late into the night

harvesting fields by starlight-

the storm-front moves in

 

across the hillside,

barking dogs circle the sheep

guiding to shelter

 

the aisles are flooded

with panicked humanity

searching for comfort

in the shape of water and

twelve rolls of toilet paper

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. billgncs
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 22:41:10

    are you near the storm?

    There was never any harm in having a weeks food stored in the pantry. If it ever comes in handy, it is real handy.

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  2. m lewis redford
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 22:44:35

    best of luck to you all

    Reply

  3. facingthewall
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 02:16:46

    a beautiful depiction of calamity

    Reply

  4. Debarghya Mukherjee
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 02:39:28

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    Best of luck dear friend.

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  5. warmginger
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 06:03:55

    I was thinking about your poems last night. I really like this one, especially as I’m a bit of a loo roll hoarder myself! I hope the storm passes over without too much damage.

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    • Whimsy Mimsy
      Oct 30, 2012 @ 13:20:38

      🙂 loo roll truly made me smile!! I’m totally a hoarder as well, so the only things I was picking up were the usual – milk, bread, cat food. I hadn’t given any thought to the storm and was amazed at the crowds.

      Reply

  6. simonhlilly
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 09:52:51

    Nice- particularly the first and last, and a good contrast beween the sublime neutrality of Nature and the humorous qualities and ironies of human behaviour…(.keep safe!)

    Reply

  7. kshawnedgar
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 02:05:58

    Do you surf?
    😉

    Reply

  8. nu gratissex
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 11:22:50

    U have a great blog over here. I just wanna say thanks for all the interesting info on it. I’ll follow your blog if you keep up the good work!

    Reply

  9. e1aine
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:02:36

    I love this. It gives me a bit of an insight into the ‘feeling’ of a storm and the mindset of those living through it. The UK gets lots of rain, but few real storms.

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    • Whimsy Mimsy
      Nov 08, 2012 @ 00:34:26

      We tend to get a couple every year or so where there is a couple feet of snow and no power for a day or two. Come visit! 🙂 The Walmarts are insane before the storms.

      Reply

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