Thursday, January 2, 2014
Single Raindrop Threatens Millions
"Massive winter storm threatens up to
100 million in Midwest and Northeast"
(NBCNews.com headline, Jan 2, 2014)
The Single Raindrop
by Jim Rapp
The headline that greeted us this morning
is typical; there is no level of hype so intense,
no adjectival assemblage so suborning
as to make the weather persons wince.
Every weather system crossing west to east
"threatens" millions in its path
with summer floods or wintery sleets
that linger as its aftermath.
The headline could read just as truthfully,
in letters bold enough to make us gasp,
SINGLE RAINDROP THREATENLY
TARGETS MILLIONS IN ITS PATH!