Orange Warning For Wind And Water

A Spring Flood In Winter

I wonder if the river knows in its sluggish way
that in a few hours’ time it will burst its banks
and surge through every crease and cranny
of the city’s roads and allys and seep through
crevices under welcoming doorways.
Try as we might there will be distress
for the bags of sand will more than wet.
Metal barriers might withstand the flow
if placed higher…



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Sylvia Wohlfarth

Sylvia Wohlfarth

An Irish-Nigerian soul living in Ireland after 40 years in Germany. A social anthropologist, English teacher, and more. With stories to share; and an opinion…