I Need To Be @ Mar Chiquita

Usually on the 4th of July, we are in Manati @ Mar Chiquita, Puerto Rico hangin’ @ the beach.

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Today is 286 days since Maria made landfall and 299 days since Irma made landfall on Puerto Rico. AEE finally has published figures on its progress.

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This was published on July 5. There are still 1,942 homes and businesses without power. AEE reports that 99.87% of its clients are receiving power.

 

Usually on the 4th of July, we are in Puerto Rico hangin’ @ the beach.

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Inevitable

Only the insistant pounding of the ocean carved this path. I said, trust me, and extended my hand to you. Subimos pa’ ya. (we’re going up there). You followed step by step up the exposed reef. It’s ancient here. An edge. I so love the edges of things. To stand at the opening, relentless, fearless, knowing here is the world. Then I gave it all to you.

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Today is Day 189 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 202 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. StatusPR reports that electric generation remains at 90.10% for its subscribers.

How Dark The Sky, How Soon The Storm

how dark the sky

how soon the storm

lightening will come

the ocean makes its own thunder                                                                                                                                                                                          IMG_4894

It has been a total of 169 Days since Hurricane Maria made landfall & 183 Days since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

Say My Name

All I could think of was….. say my name. Say my name. In the pounding surf, in the wind shivering the palms. In the quiet of your arms. Say my name.IMG_4893.jpg

It has been a total of 168 Days since Hurricane Maria made landfall & 182 Days since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

La Virgen De Mar Chiquita

I look him to see it first. Even before we headed to the beach. She’s been there my whole life.IMG_0283.jpg

Today, marks 166 Days since Hurricane Maria made landfall & 180 Days since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

Let It Burn

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Let It Burn

for my father

 

we burnt

the beach house today

roar so loud

it stilled the ocean

file after file, merely paper

such brittle ignition

palms applauded

with each gust

flames rose higher

like the Shakenna of the Lord

into the Caribbean morning

the wind deigned to sweep

the tiles clean that day

even the ashes imploded

 as we sat, with bodega lunch

refrescos del pais

our oily bags ascended

like balloons simply to vanish

as they hit the Trades

 almost done, ni un papel

un nombre, ni una vida sola

todo se fue con el viento

tropical evening falls so

immediate whispering

drinking Bacardi 151 y coca-cola

incinerated

its done she said,

but everything’s gone

even my baby toys

We had to she said

then silence

as our drinks sloshed with the tide

Count Up: 130 Days after Hurricane Maria Made Landfall & 144 Days after Hurricane Irma Made Landfall in Puerto Rico.

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Let’s get back back to more Sundays on the beach with our families. It has been 130 days since Hurricane Maria and there are still people without power in their homes.