Saturday, September 17, 2016

when the storm finally comes

watch the tops of the trees
and stay downwind
keep a shovel nearby
dig a hole if you have time
don't worry about phone reception    

there are trails to follow
that lead to the outcrops
after all
your ancestors
were cliff dweller stone masons
not pokemon

the emergency broadcast signal
is a failure to communicate
we shoulda been worrying
about all of this about the time
of the industrial revolution

before going off the high ground
learn to be a sailor
take all precautions
for the high water
there'll be no kayaks
to rent
or steal

don't bother reporting
suspicious activity

--- e b bortz

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