Houston worries

Houston –
fifty miles
fifty
miles from
the coast

we know
what happened
just next door

but we are
trapped
here

only with
half tank
of gas
the roads
already
gridlocked

cat. 5 probably
headed
for our heads

I cannot
write sensible
prose
in this
state of worry
state
of emergency

the helicam
shows the
roads all
down below

days ago
people were
saying
not to worry
they’ve since
escaped
in their SUVs

landlord
says this complex
managed these
storms before
water will
most likely not
make it up
into the courtyard

. . .

I guess
I’m angry…
at… the situation…
angry
at all kinds of things
frightened

where else
under these
circumstances
do we have to
go?

all we can do
is wait it out
and enjoy
one another’s
company

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