What To Wear For the End of The World

We were promised a massive storm tonight

a storm so big the whole city is shaking in anticipation

businesses have closed

public transportation stopped dead in its tracks

churches filled then emptied

all from the fear of the wind

and the media is blowing the most hot air

scaring us into submission

over the greatest news story since the last killer storm

the perfect storm

is the perfect news story

to keep us tuned in

telling us where and when to fear

and how long we have to live

and here come the clouds and the wind and the rain

and we’re all doomed

and here comes the inevitable

and then there it goes

and we survived

and aren’t we disappointed!

Like hearing the sound of screeching tires

outside our window

expecting the crash

that never comes

and part of us

the worst side of us

our 2 a.m. dark side of us

feels cheated

that no one died

and we survived

nothing more than a zephyr.


4 thoughts on “What To Wear For the End of The World

    1. cottonbombs Post author

      It sounds like New York got a dose of the storm, but, here in Toronto, we’ve seen a few drops, but hardly anything amounting to ‘the worst storm ever”. This will be billed the worst storm ever until the next slow news cycle.

      1. cottonbombs Post author

        I go by rhyme: red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor’s take warning. Who needs a weather balloon when you’ve got rhyme?

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