mid-western disaster

Linking late to Linda’s “water” prompt at dVerse poetics


 

water, water, water, everywhere!
dark clouds broiling across plains’
hard-crusted snowy landscape; soil
soaked by heavy rains, washes into
half-frozen rivers, ice breaks loose
floating icebergs grind along banks
dragging down bridges, trees, poles;
pressured dam gives way into torrent
that floods downstream in spreading
wave that engulfs barns, farmhouses’
families escape on muddy roads while
cattle are trapped on shrinking islands
hay bales swept away, fields ruined and
Nebraska is once again a broad ocean…

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Frank Hubeny
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 14:19:48

    Ominous, but well described. Best wishes to those in Nebraska. I sympathized for those abandoned cows. And the farmers.

    Reply

  2. robtkistner
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 12:57:35

    Water gives and water can take away – it is a matter of balance… yin and yang.

    Reply

  3. Charmed Chaos
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 08:30:21

    You create a sense of rushing water with your words Lynn- well done!

    Reply

  4. Hamed M. Dehongi
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 06:53:32

    Several Iranian provinces are also under flood now

    Reply

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