Why,

Dusk to dawn

I still remember October the 30th.

.

It was, after all,

The day

New York fell asleep.

Angry gusts

of green wind,

Grey howls of a Hurricane

An orgasm of colors

Exploded like a halo**

Around freedom and liberty and all that jazz

In the city that never sleeps.

.

She knocked on the doors

‘I hail from the Atlantic,’ she mocked.

She sensed fear on the other side

And laughed cruelly,

‘I will get you anyhow.’

.

And so she did.

She came, she saw, she conquered.

She broke

She took

She screamed and growled and shrieked

.

Yet, there was an unholy silence

On the minds of the asleep

In the houses she raped

Around the cries of the dead and gone.

.

Why, I still remember October the 30th

It was the day Sandy put New York to sleep.

**I have no ownership over…

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