AIN’T NOTHING HOLDING BACK PONCHARTRIAN
There is a perfect sickle-moon shaped wound above my
right ankle now surrounded by black+blue Punctured
by a hunk of metal hanging from fridge since 2002
It was the perfect storm tanned leg picking up velocity
as upper body reaches for iced tea Pitcher off kilter smashes
on the floor Metal impales summer leg as blood+tea mingle
in perfect vampire’s brew
Anxious city dweller ruminates on flesh eating disease until
about Wednesday Sickle moon in soon autumn skies waxing
to full August 29 Tenth anniversary of the day the music died
Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named storm and fifth hurricane
of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the costliest natural disaster,
as well as one of the five deadliest hurricanes, in the history of the United States.
Total fatalities 1,833.