Shelter

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Terrified, we watch the cloud-dark

storm approach, the roof drumming

a beating of raindrops too fast.

Reports say roads have vanished.

There were no warnings to heed

too late and so this place

is a shelter.

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A sudden rise of these flood 

waters make obsequious anxiety  

demand higher ground, or a boat.

Together, we huddled on a third

floor balcony waiting for rescue,

mutually in accord; this space

is shelter.

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allets

01-17-17

947a

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