Surviving the Storm

for Claudette

In North Carolina, the leaves were icicles that literally
hung on trees. The bare bones of winter, made
to experience a frigid coldness that didn’t only
freeze water. But took livestock & people.

A coldness that didn’t only reside in the air,
but was so insipid that it robbed me of the
twenty six years that I had chosen to sojourn
in New York City. Yes, New York State.

No one can escape the winter crawl that
Polar vortex that only struck us this year. As if
twenty six is such a significant figure,
thirteen times two. But me, I’ve had enough.

Because if man is more than just skin
and bones, mind and mentality, then leaving here
is as simple as saying yes to the sun, and no
to the cold. Because the time honored tradition

of man isn’t about survival of the fittest,
or being more ingenious. Maybe instead, it is
about common sense kicking back in
when everything else – has gone.

Google Search Image

Google Search Image

Google Search Image

Google Search Image

Google Search Image

Google Search Image

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Surviving the Storm

  1. Pingback: Real Neat Blog Award.. I have tidied up my office especially! | Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s