Aftermath

Wires and water

don’t go well together.

The hurricane has forced them

to cohabit streets filled

with floating debris,

lumber, children’s toys,

a car, someone’s stove

drifting by like a cloud

sauntering in a blue sky,

the kind of sky they haven’t seen

for days in New Jersey.

–excerpt from “Aftermath” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). First published in Plainsongs.

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