Benediction for the Wind (on the occasion of a killer tornado)

 

 

 What better way to 

get people praying

than to remind us

of random chance?

 

What better way than

the cold logic of air

rising, falling, killing

 

here, not there;

this one, not that.

 

Where I come from

we name them

by a year: 2011, 

1957, 1925, and

remember deaths,

695, 255, 12. 

 

What better way for

the screaming winds

to set us praying

than the cold logic

of random chance?

 

What better way

to hold sanity and

loved ones close than

to set to praying?

 

Where I come from

we know the scream

of the green clouds

well; we know to hug

the floor close; where

I come from the wind

teaches us to pray.

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