In Case Of Blackout

In case of blackout
keep calm, hold
your edge, stare 
straight into the new
darkness as if it were
not there. In case of 
storm before that, take
shelter and hunch yourself
into a tight turtle ball.
In case of high wind ahead
of that, move out of its path
and get into the strongest
bunker you can. In case of
light breezes that may presage
all of the subsequent
disruption, turn on all the lights
in the bunker and examine
your supplies, your dedication,
your fear and rage and sorrow —
knowing what may follow,
turn your lights on and 
prepare. By the time
of blackout, it will be
far too late.

About Tony Brown

A poet with a history in slam, lots of publications; my personal poetry and a little bit of daily life and opinions. Read the page called "About..." for the details. View all posts by Tony Brown

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