Earthquake Weather


There’s no such thing as earthquake weather, say
the experts in agreement. There’s no link
between this kind of hot and windy day
and pressure in a fault. How could you think
the air’s in touch with magma? That’s a myth.
But we’ve been here a long time altogether,
and though we’re rational, we’re troubled with
a sense that this resembles earthquake weather.

So warm is nice but, really, we’d prefer
a ten degree reduction in this heat.
A touch of fog and we’d feel more secure.
The wind can keep on littering the street
with dying leaves, its fit autumnal chore,
and we’ll postpone our earthquake dread once more.

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