dancing with katrina
when the cloud fist marched forth from the sea
and closed in around orleans
sky and cnn’s cameras followed
the tidal waves through the streets
of a pre-earth marshland,
man, you started to plunder and rape
your values exposed to the bone
because everywhere you carry with you
a seed of hate and death
man, will it ever get through to you
what an urgent message I want to bring to you?
humanity, will you ever learn to respect me?
look, I am the great equalizer mother nature is my name.
The Flood -- David Bates