“We would take drives to the coast where I had been many, many times but nothing was recognizable because everything was gone.”

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Alison Pelegrin “experienced  ‘countless’ hurricanes as a child.” At PBS News Hour she talks of what this was like, + gives advice to those putting their lives together after Hurricane Matthew.

When a hurricane turns a familiar place into ‘familiar debris’ – Mary Jo Brooks – PBS New Hour – October 10, 2016

DEBRIS

Alison Pelegrin

I drive the Gulf Coast to get away,
but this Mississippi debris seems familiar.
What’s left is front steps leading nowhere,
the waterline, oak trees trimmed with car parts.

Read poem (bottom of page) and rest of article at PBS News Hour

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