You need to be signed in to add your comment.

Storm Poetry

by marksmolen,

I am part of an Austin poetry group and several of us wrote poems related to the storm and its aftermath. Here is mine:


Innocence Lost


They said:

“Reduce your power consumption.”

As if we could hope to steal

a Promethean spark

from the grid gods,

smug in their unregulated hubris


They said:

“Boil your water.”

As if we could magically

conjure its unsolid version

from frozen pipes

not already broken and emptied


They said:

“Trust us.”

As if a hell-frozen-over-Texas

could ever inspire such fealty.

Trust them?

No, never again.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

You need to be signed in to add your comment.

comment
Submitting your comment
Cancel

This consultation has concluded. All submissions will be archived at the Austin History Center. Thank you.