In the back woods of Oklahoma many people live in shacks or trailer homes. Tornado candy!
|Trailer Home in Teresita, 2004
One A. M. southeast of Tulsa,
sprawled on the floor
three children snore
as this tin can waits
for the swirl aloft
I guess it all depends...
My eyes stay glued to the T. V. set,
just another night of sweat
but I'm not O. K. with betting
that this passes over, like in Exodus,
leaving us unleavened.
I imagine us being lifted,
joining Dorothy where rainbows end,
somewhere east in Misery.
But I go to bed,
turn the T. V. off,
dare not wake the sleeping dead.
© Copyright 2021 Kåre Enga [178.16] (30.mars.2021)
20 lines free verse, c. 92 words, Prompt #2: tornado season.
4th place for March '21