Albuquerque Blizzard

It never showed up.
Went for the familiarity of South Dakota.
The Black Hills smothered white.

We got a dusting.
Hollywood surrealism
of coke on a mirrored landscape.

It melted off by noon.

The power went out in part of the city
when a squirrel ended its rodent life
with transformer pyrotechnics.

The sky remained sunny
until the summer
monsoon season.

The power was back on for Monday Night Football.

TV news did not cover
those blanketed folks in South Dakota.
I prayed their electricity stayed on

and no one died
due to lack of dialysis
or other medical procedures.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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