A man came to my door
warning that low barometric pressure
would approach from the sea,
followed by torrential rains
guided by the hand of God.
I knew of this impending weather,
although Channel 4’s report
apparently lacked important details.
I had dug many curtain drains,
knowing the gravity of flood waters.
I had hauled tons of river rock
to stave off potential ruin.
But I had not known
that I would be the subject of God’s wrath
or that Channel 4 would abuse
my trust that it serve the public
at its frequency on the air waves.
About Keith Moul:Keith Moul's poems have been published widely for more than 40 years. He also publish photos. His chapbook, The Grammar of Mind, was released 11/10 by Blue & Yellow Dog Press. A poem Keith wrote in response to one of his photos was a 2010 Pushcart nominee.