Do you know that horrible feeling?
When you have suffered a loss too terrible to discuss,
so you go about your day,
feeling as content as you can,
but there is an ache
like a tooth you can't help prodding with your toungue?
That's how we all feel down here after the storm.
We don't talk about it a whole lot.
Many euphenisms come up.
When someone says,"oh, yeah, remember BEFORE"...
we all look at the ground
because the speakers eyes may be tearing up
and you can't cry anymore.
It won't help.
You just suck it up and go on.
Because that's all you can do.
You have to live with the knowledge that you will never feel safe again.
You know that there is no great big 911 number you can call to make help come.