rough winds

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

These days,
we have better words

the best words
– believe me –

Shakespeare – pfft.

Because “rough winds” is dull
and doesn’t cultivate a “click”

Derecho.

packs more punch
pops with panache

“A line of strong storms
capable of straight-line winds”
can no longer cross the midwest
without DRAMA.

Storm Damage

becomes

Ancient Trees
Felled
by
Historic
Derecho

Not sure when
exactly
daily life began looking and sounding
like crisis after crisis
after crisis

I blame the soap opera;
Luke and Laura specifically.
If you’re too young –
Google it

Wait – I’ll make it easier

Because easy
is
what
life
is
all
about.

Just CLICK

They have their own Wikipedia page.

Or watch their wedding on
YouTube

because DRAMA
is

ubiquitous.
no link – type it yourself.
ouch.

@generalhospital

holy crap – it’s there.

Come to think of it,
that “wedding” was nearly
forty
years
ago

and 30 million people
watched
without
smart
phones.

Derecho

first used to describe a weather
phenomenon
in 1888

I was today years old when I learned it.

nihil sub sole novum

אין כל חדש תחת השמש

Click to your hearts’ content, my friends.

Drama awaits.

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date

1 Comment

  1. “Derecho
    first used to describe a weather
    phenomenon
    in 1888
    I was today years old when I learned it”

    I like how you juxtapose the year 1888 with a very recent phrase after it.
    It does seem like it’s just one crisis after another….

    Liked by 1 person

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