Sunday, 9 January 2011

Issue ten// Phylinda Moore

Just Before
a tornado
the air turns green, pink, or sometimes yellow
like a bruise

animals still, birds quiet
in heavy waiting air
steel grey clouds wall across the sky

the animal in you is wary
the hook snares the ground

if it comes
sound runs a freightliner over paper
you throw
to the ground– your only,
tenuous hope
and pray
God spare you
this destruction

© Phylinda Moore 2011
Phylinda Moore lives in Philadelphia. Journals where her work has
been published include: Bogg, The Rambler, RiverSedge, and Sierra Nevada College Review.