Everyone was so surprised.
The sun was shining, the breeze was sighing,
No one noticed the birds weren't singing.
Then the smiles and cracks about not paying the light bill,
Which grew into frightened gapes when word that the
EBS was urging everyone to seek shelter immediately.
Now we are all scavengers for water and food,
The occasional medicine or gasoline a rarity,
Society found time to read too late, too late.