Poemdog

Dogs 2016

EMERGENCY ALERT
(4/27/16)


some 70s era
halting computer voice
is telling us
that a tornado
may be
on the way

the accompanying
video
interrupting
all the programs
on the cable system
is of the same
low quality

the effect
is a bit more
disconcerting
than if
the most modern
technology
was used

perhaps
that's the intent

such presentations
would've given
me nightmares
as a child

the mechanical
admonitions
haunting me
in my sleep

now
they are simply
a nuisance

there's
less death
to fear
at this age

I just want
to watch
the end
of the damned
movie

let
the wind
blow