Hurricane Adolphe

The Storm, by Theodore Roethke

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Along the sea-wall, a steady sloshing of the swell,
The waves not yet high, but even,
Coming closer and closer upon each other;
A fine fume of rain driving in from the sea,
Riddling the sand, like a wide spray of buckshot,
The wind from the sea and the wind from the mountain contending,
Flicking the foam from the whitecaps straight upward into the darkness.

A time to go home!--
And a child's dirty shift billows upward out of an alley,
A cat runs from the wind as we do,
Between the whitening trees, up Santa Lucia,
Where the heavy door unlocks,
And our breath comes more easy,--
Then a crack of thunder, and the black rain runs over us, over
The flat-roofed houses, coming down in gusts, beating
The walls, the slatted windows, driving
The last watcher indoors, moving the cardplayers closer
To their cards, their anisette.



STEAMLANDS UNION TELEGRAM

SERRA ANANSI WINTERFELL
MOSSEVENO TENK NEW BABBAGE
STEELCOBRA CALAMARI STEELTOPIA
TOTALLUNAR ECLIPSE TENSAI HILRA STEELHEAD
DESMOND SHANG CALEDON
PUMPKIN TRIPSA SERAPH CITY
VIOLET ORMENTHAL REMINGTON THURSDAY ARMADA BREAKAWAY

HURRICANE ADOLPHE HITTING NEW TOULOUSE  RAIN STARTED EARLY YESTERDAY  CONTINUES TO INTENSIFY  WINDS @ 80MPH & INCREASING  WATER RISING  FLOODING EMINENT  ZOMBIES AND GATORS ON THE MOVE  SEND ASSISTANCE IF ABLE  ADVISE HEAVY CAUTION RE: SHIPS & AIRSHIPS

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