Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricane Ike is Coming

Hurricane Ike is coming,
sucking moisture out of air,
breathing stifling stillness.
Hurricane Ike is coming,
storing toward Texas coast
Highways run one way - away.
Hurricane Ike is coming.
School is out. We flood
stores for bottled water,
batteries, chocolate.
hurricane Ike is coming.
We board windows,
secure garbage cans,
hurricane Ike is coming
We hold onto each other
lie restless in our beds,
Hurricane Ike is coming.
what will he leave behind?

Victoria Hendricks - September 11, 2008