Hurricane Season


It is hurricane season, 2013, and

Thus faróweíve come to September 4ó

No hurricane.


Old women say itís their prayers answered,

Others will say that itís luck,

Others that there is still time.


If hurricanes do come,

We will try to tame them, trick them,

By giving them a name like ours.


Bertha, Ben, Maggie, Alice,

Celine, George, Allen,

But not Betsy, not Katrina.


--September 3, 2013