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Ice Storm

No power, no phone! Last time it was

Six days before the road was cleared of fallen trees.

Yes, I’m afraid! But we have food and fuel,

Light the kerosene lamp, throw some wood in the stove,

Watch it fall, listen to limbs crack and break.

What devastation will daylight bring?

The girls and I will be okay for a while.

What’s this? I see lights coming up the road.

Oh no, it’s the ‘crazy hermit’!

Is that a gun?

Do I dare open the door?