Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tornado Mayhem

Nobody got hurt.
That’s a blessing.

The tornado touched down .
It traveled a mile,
cutting a path of destruction.

It lasted only a minute.

The speedy funnel cloud—
uprooting laurel oak trees,
peeling away roofs,
blowing out windows.

In the wake of all the
booming and thrashing—
a mess of warped metal,
tree branches,
scattered furniture,
shattered glass.
Roof installation shredded on lawns—
a grayish layer on the grass.

Barely a minute…
     and look at what it did.

I’ve never seen a tornado, I never hope to see one, but I can tell you this I know, I’d rather see than be in one.  A tornado hit Volusia County on Monday night.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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