Neighbor Jack

in the middle of surgery

Doctor stopped

said must reschedule

Jack going blind

surgery urgent

No school today

Spokane arterials closed with downed trees

Mayor Condon got no sleep

Over 180,000 without power

in Spokane

Chinese lantern wreckage in Riverfront Park

The outdoor Lego exhibit

at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

blown apart

Power company says

worst damage ever

Thanksgiving next week

I wear my dead sister-in-law’s

long johns feeling the chill

listen to classical music

on a battery operated radio

Dental appointment tomorrow

Paula Yup is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in Spokane, Washington. She has a book of poetry published by Evening Street Press entitled Making a Clean Space in the Sky. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and in the pages of J Journal several times before.