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 with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit
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2 Responses to Hurricane Irma Inspiration

  1. Incredible poem, Angela…

    I’m very much in turn with Floridians—my daughter and grandson are there…

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