Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred August 24, 2021.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
Tennesseans in Anguish as Flood Tears Homes and Friends Away
(from the original by Rick Rojas, Winston Choi-Schagrin and Tariro Mzezewa)
waters rising rapidly
the raft hit a tree
split in two
the scale of the emergency
we see with frequency
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