Friday, September 09, 2011

Just Hints, Unconfirmed

The tunnels fill, and even foot patrols abandon the city.
Surveillance is slowly cut off, details growing sketchy
as bridges are submerged by the creeping floodwaters.

The plodding news reports. The conference at 2 A.M.
I put the question at the shy feet of an unnamed minister.
Asked him about his threats of forgetting

all information that is uncorroborated.
But, "We do live in the transitional patchwork
of an elusive stability," as the hydrologist said.

-- Glenn R. Frantz

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