ode to electricity

you flick the switch,
plug it in,
in a blink of an eye, the world is lit again.
curling irons, toasters,
microwaves, roasters,
water pumps, phone chargers,
heat, ceiling fans, humidifiers.
what to do, when the power bids adew?
trees fallen on lines, fallen wires wasting my time.
i miss you, twinkle lights, and the glow you give my night.
and you, stove top, i will run back to you with a skip and a hop.
never again will i complain,
of a broken light bulb and it's ensuing emotional pain.

it's amazing how something as small as a 6-day power outage caused by hurricane-force winds can humble you to the mass chaos and tragedy so many others are facing weeks and years after disaster strikes. i have nothing, nothing to complain about.

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