Poems of the Week

Florida Key Vive

by Alex Steelsmith

“Elsa, the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic storm season, was downgraded to a tropical storm
Saturday… impacts [were] expected to begin Monday in the Florida Keys and the southern
Florida Peninsula.”
USA Today

Topical tropical
Elsa the Hurricane
kept South Floridians
on the qui vive,

begging the forces of
“Grant us a downgrade, or
elsa reprieve!”