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Texas Freeze

Nobody in Texas owns a snow shovel.
Locals kept on shooting at the snow!
~Anonymous

The weather dreadful
To sleet, snow turns rapidly
Numbing and chilly
 
Utter darkness cloaks the land
There blows the harsh frigid wind
 
The mercury fell
To points it has never been
Depths before unseen
 
Soon all the pipes are frozen
In several parts broken
 
The deluge began
Water oozed like an ocean
In sluggish motion
 
Thus, all our possessions drenched
Horrified we watched teeth clenched
 
04-05-2021
© F Aparici

Photo from the internet. A polar bear with downtown Dallas in the background

The poem in haiku-tanka format. A series of three 5-7-5-7-7 stanzas.

2021

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