Sunday, April 6, 2014

Headline Poem 4/6/14 -- some are better prepared

Tornado (Photo credit Yahoo News)
I read this article about tornado-prone Oklahoma, and the line that caught my eye was "some are better prepared..." I thought wow, that could relate to so much!


some are better prepared

some are better prepared
to take

the news that rattles and
spooks without warning,
no time to duck, cover, or
hold on for dear life.

some are better prepared
to let

it wash over their bodies and
face. clean. like a fresh start.
or a new flower, growing along side
a field of beat down weeds.

some are better prepared
to release

the nastiness and stench of a thing
that they did not ask for, and are forever questioning.

some are better prepared
to close

their eyes to betrayel
that knocked on the door and let itself in
with a secret key. secrets love company.

some are better prepared
indeed.