Posts Tagged ‘Galveston’

“As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike, Some Residents Feel Left Behind” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

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nonstop footage
of surge-battered homes
near our back door
a small displaced turtle
retreats into its shell

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Headlines Then (September, 2008):

“Homeless in a Flash: Hundreds in Texas Now Wait for Relief” (New York Times)

“Hurricane Ike: Houstin Residents Ordered Not to Evacuate…” (The Telegraph)

“After Ike: Photos” (DenverPost)

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Headlines Now (One Year Later):

“As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike…” (New York Times)

“Peninsula Home Delivery to Resume” (Galveston Daily News)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Moonset (Spring-Summer, 2009). Read more by this poet.

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