I remember, so clearly, a few years ago, in August, the watery deluge. A whole week of rain, night and day, non-stop.
Some great business trip to Miami, Florida. So much dispersal of rainwater, just pouring down, down, down. I worry, just like everyone else. Weather reports warn; travel only if necessary and wait until conditions clear. Stay put. Do not attempt driving nor trudging through streams of flooding waters. What looks safe and shallow really is an illusion. What lies underneath – an ugly and strong undercurrent.
I watch the late breaking television news. Ignorance flash across the screen. Drivers in their vehicles, swept away through flooded streets. The rain still falls hard outside. My mind suddenly becomes preoccupied. It is five o’clock, with no umbrella; I really hope not to see anyone I know. Please God, no. I decide, like a fool and despite all warnings, to head quickly back, from the office to my hotel room.
sans waterproof mascara –
come forth raccoon eyes
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Inspiration from Ligo Haibun Challenge ¨ Lexicon Week – Managua Gunn’s Cabin Fever.
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