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Category 7

   
Body count increased    
along the receding shore    
as flood waters rose    
    
Murky as its origins were    
( although Climate Change    
remains a top contender )      
it became painfully clear    
this was unlike any hurricane    
ever contended with;    
     
delt a savage blowing to Humanity    
     
Yet, despite our knowing    
more was likely in store for us;    
we as a species remained at risk       
 
While access to fresh oxygen    
via masks improved our odds    
of surviving wave after wave    
until the manmade levies      
were finally in place . . .  
    
the flooding continued

. . . threatening each neighbor      
up and down The Block    
due to gaps in The Wall    
left by The Resistance    
     
The Right was indeed theirs    
in their chosen refusal to wear    
masks when socializing or working     
dragging not just those in proximity    
but EVERYONE down      
deeper into the water    
causing it to needlessly rise    
resulting in necessity    
of the very wall    
they now wail against;    
     
many drowning in the process    
clinging to their shot guns    

This is not a science fiction story;    
it is " a l l e g o r y "   
     
As global killers go    
it may still become    
a Category 7 hurricane
    
the disaster already in the making
    
which can still be avoided    
   
but only if you choose      
to lay down your guns    
aimed away from yourself
and other potential survivors
and do your part    
     
     
 
JohnnyBlaze
Written by JohnnyBlaze
Published | Edited 15th Sep 2021
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