Power Outage

Power Outage, August 20, 2019

I like the sound of the cars, passing lonely on the rainy afternoon street, the way the sound of the rain rises up like a wave crashing, then falls softly to patter. I like the way the Catalpa dances, tossing her branches like girls toss long hair.

I wait for the power to surge back, for the refrigerator to chime in with the cicadas and crickets cued up by a pause in the rain, I wait…

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I try to imagine what the world could be, and see how it really is.

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Elaine Olund

Elaine Olund

I try to imagine what the world could be, and see how it really is.