“Single monster tornado blamed for 10 Miss. deaths” (Laurence Stacey)

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………………..tornado rubble
………………..the mailbox flag
………………..still raised

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Headlines:

“Single monster tornado blamed for 10 Miss. deaths” (USA Today)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. James Tipton

    I like this haiku a lot, the juxtaposition of the tragic with the very ordinary.
    Jim

  2. Laurence Stacey

    Thanks James! I was actually watching footage from the area. Some of the tornadoes even had three heads. The number of natural disasters that have occurred in this year alone is startling. It seems like there is an earthquake at least every two months now. Did you hear about the one in Indonesia recently?

  3. Chris White

    As James said, the juxtaposition here is very nice. Great stuff Laurence :)

  4. Dick Whyte

    Yeah – this is a beautiful poem Laurence. Reminds me of the Michael Dylan Welch one:

    after the quake
    the weathervane
    pointing to the earth

    Which we still are yet to publish sometime.

  5. Laurence Stacey

    Thanks man! Yeah, that is a lovely poem by Michael!

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