WRITING 201: Evacuate

Oh so dark sky

in a starless night

Still I brave the road

with a single flickering light

Oh so cold water

bathe my tired feet

Still I pursue our lane

flooded at 3 meters deep

Oh why so quiet

usually noisy neighbors?

Still I head home, and

saw a scene I will not savor.

Oh so quick

we have to move.

Still the flood rises high

in fast, full groove.


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In response to Writing 201 Day 7 assignment:

Day 7: Neighborhood, Ballad, Assonance

What do you think about when you think about your neighborhood?

Whether it’s your block, a favorite store or coffeeshop, or just a general sense of community (or lack thereof), keep today’s poem local, within the radius of a leisurely stroll from your home.

I re-imagined that fateful October night when we are forced to evacuate due to flood.

It was unforgettable, not just for me and my family but to our whole community.