In The Moment

Unexpectedly, the rain took out

the electricity because wind came

too and wires snapped. You 

hear the house go whoomp

as the transformer blows

and the tv and refrigerator

join the darkness.


Like post auto accident, shock

sets in and before when you 

had no back up generator, 

you stood in the moment,



We do not like being at anyone's

mercy for computer text time

or gaming. We are joined at the hip

to our microwaves and crock pots.

In the moment it all stops, we

reach for batteries and back-ups

wondering briefly if this 

is the big one. We sigh looking

outside to discover nothing amiss

or odd except darkness.


Lady A




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