For Mitt Romney, Who I Never Knew and Wasn't Old to Vote For
To its credit, Massachusetts has a lovely
drainage system, (it is the beginnings
of winter; raining hard in Puente Alto)
and plenty of storm drains placed
where flooding occurs.
Apparently Santiago never adapted.
It had always been a dry city,
raining once or twice a year.
Now, after five soaked days
and an overflowing river,
they cut the water supply in every comuna,
leaving us thirsty and obligated
to buy clean, expensive water
to last the next few days.
The smell of mold and mud
must be filling the homes of
so many inundated floors,
while the mountains and saturated hills
glow in earthly gladness
like a school budget after its first set of unnecessary cuts.