Power Outage

I wake to silence. The alarm
hasn’t gone off, & there’s no
telltale glow from its face.
At first I wonder if I waited
too long to pay the electric bill.
Outside I see all apartment
lights are out. Under my
own power I walk to the park–
the one with a coffeehouse.
There are some things
I don’t want to go without.

Andrew Shattuck McBride


“Power Outage” is my August 25, 2012 poem for the postcard poetry project. I used an antique card view titled “Mt. Rainier and Daffodil Fields, Washington.” I mailed it to Kirsten of Bay City, Michigan.

Blessings to Kirsten and all, Andy

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to Power Outage

  1. Okay, so that’s *two* cheers for “civilzation”: ice, and coffee. Gotta have coffee.

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