Dogs 2010

CALM
(1/27/10)


winter
storm
warning

almost
inconceivable
today

55 degrees
partly cloudy
light warm breeze
borderline
Spring

tomorrow
8 to 10 inches
of sleet
freezing rain
and of course
snow

a big deal
for the southern
prairies
but not so much
for the rest
of a wintry
nation

slick roads
stalled vehicles
power outages
inconveniences
at worst

not some
natural disaster
like a 7 magnitude
earthquake

oh
a few people
will die
who otherwise
would have
not

but
people die
every day
it only seems
significant
if their deaths
can be framed
in some additional
newsworthy
event

as if
a quiet death
in a hospital
nursing home
or back bedroom
is not tragedy
enough

on
the way home
tonight
I shall stop
and purchase
some extra batteries
rock salt
and gasoline

easy
enough
to do

to prepare
for the other
however
I have not
a clue