Storm Surge


Photo Credit:  Timothy Ah Koy

Storm approaching – days before, the heat of the sun is muddled with humidity.

People roll down to the beaches, faster than the lazy waves parking on the beach.

The alert is only a forecast – its trail heading farther north away from the city

Music playing, ice filled drinks sweating – threats of an incoming storm far out of reach.

As the winds pick up speed so do the people – carts full of water, toilet paper, and SPAM

The frenzy of desperation and fear dissipates as people huddle in their home

Boarded up windows and radios set to emergency stations – as winds slam

Against the walls and doors.  Silence grows – punctuated by intermittent moans

Of resistance from cars and trees, and the drum of raindrops on rooftops

Until the sunshine breaks through and the storm stops.



  1. AprilEsutton · July 14, 2016

    Sounds like everyone road the storm out just fine.

  2. thecorporatefawn · July 15, 2016

    Quite a lively description.

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