Hurricane Irma Inspiration

Things are tense here as everyone rushes to batten everything down ahead of Hurricane Irma. Disaster certainly puts things into perspective. The things we complained about last week seem petty today. Irma reminds us not to sweat the small stuff. We’ve done all we can to prepare.

No one can predict what will happen during this unprecedented storm. I’m sure we will be fine, but it does make me think about death more than usual. Should disaster strike us here and my time winds to a close, I hope I go mid-sentence, fingers on the keyboard, final thoughts paused for an eternal moment.

Today, all I can think about is Irma. 

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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