Maureen Seaton and Neil de la Flor
Tornadoes Want Us to Chase Them
Up up up goes the furniture from Joey's attic room -- bed, dresser, bye oh bye -- I loved you, bedspread from Appalachia, parfum from Woolworth's, the kind with a crystal stopper!
We are crosscurrent casualties. And where were you, my pretty? Under the leaves, fast asleep?
Nope, under the ice shelf with the manatees and small fishes. O' dear, it was a swirl, a backflip, and the water was colored with urchins and grease. Imagine Lucky Charms and seafarers. I was mortified and calcified and other fieds except terrified my shoes got soaked and laces got ripped and toe jammed.
Then, suddenly and without light, we were Ozing and all surreal, Neil! The room began to spin, our lips to grin, and all that we were taught by fools began to din!
M, and M2, when gravity paid especial attention to velocity did you a. count sheep b. wish for sheep c. wear fleece or d. shimmy?
Shimmied like a Polaroid picture.
But that was before existential ice set.
Now I ponder oldness and ski-doo-ness, a special killing ski-doo for entry level funnel clouds. Down at the Quadomain, the women lost their work-out room. I tell you: Glass glass glass glass glass glass.
I love Sharon Glass in Queer as Folk, don't you? Although sometimes I think she overdoes it a little -- just a little, kind of like Hurricane Alpha: what the hell is that?
Have you heard of Beta? It's plunkering toward Central A. Oh, and Ms. Parks passed and she will be the first (black) woman to lie in state under the big ol' dome? It's amazing how, well, you know, the way stinky white men put their pot bellies into suits and claim soup. Yes, soup.
To explain further: Pink eye is a disorder of the retina and what happens is the white turns pink, both the color of bunnies, and the next thing you know, a doctor is rolling your eyelid up a toothpick perpetuating the stereotypical roll of pain causer. Not so. More like: Pink eye is a quiet time in the middle of hurricane Pinkie, a sassy little #3 who came over the foot of Florida and popped us all. I fell asleep during Pink's eye and when I woke up it was suddenly and my front window was shaking Hey Ya.