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“you have to jump into disaster with both feet.” ― chuck palahniuk

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worst walk ever

yesterday

on a very, very hot

late summer’s eve

humid as hell

headed out

on a

forced death march

downtown

all in the name

of being healthy

and

enjoying the city

at eye level

when i

noticed the signs

that i was headed

right

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looked up

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into a black cloudy sky

rain

the air began to swirl

 rain blew sideways

into my eyes

i had happened

into

a

wizard of oz

storm

somehow

and

made a decision

to head on back

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lightning flashed

a mile to go

put my phone

in my shorts

to save my connection

to the world

i-pod

deep in my pocket

 to save the music

people running

kind of scary

as i

quickly

transformed

into

an

unwitting

wet t-shirt contestant

cut through the park

ran into wall

of construction

turned around

shortcut down street

closed off

for resurfacing

finally made it

home to the cottage

nacho the cat not the food

was outside and missing

flipped on light

to put key in door

no light

opened door

glowing in the dark

pitch black

only light

came from my eyes

power out

fumbled for flashlight

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apparently it is a 1910 model

didn’t have much effect

on the darkness

so, so sweaty

and

rain sodden

no hot shower

cell phone

powering off

internet gone

decided

only thing to do

was go to bed

stumbled up the dark stairs

still no cat

still no light

room was 157 degrees

or so

no fan

no air

heard sirens

fire department

on my street

buzzing

 flashes of electric light

couldn’t just lay

on the bed

naked

and

fall asleep

in all my glory

trying

to cool things down a bit

had to be on high alert

kept the teva’s on

shorts, shirt

ready to flee

at a

moment’s notice

drifted off

dreaming of a better day to come..

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woke up this morning

bright and cool

nacho the cat not the food

came home

to the cottage

police tape

decorated

 the town

transformers blown

power lines down

mighty trees

toppled

car

in garage

at mercy

of electric opener

walked

back downtown

to a

 friendly coffee shop

read

and

wrote

and

talked to other

blackout neighbors

and

had

a

very, very, very

large

coffee

power company

estimates

i will

have power

restored

by

wednesday

night

at 11:30

or so

“the major difference between a thing that might go wrong

and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong

is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong

it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair”

– douglas adams

 credits: planetcurioso.com, new line cinema