Tinian Typhoon Nightmare


Here is a new sonnet from Tinian poet laureate Joey “Pepe Batbon” Connolly that is written for the Gineptin Ha’anen, Taga Festival on Oct. 21-22, 2022.
Tonight on the 15th degree north latitude
I’m having a Tinian typhoon nightmare
most of my dreams have a positive attitude
try to stay safe take caution and take care
now Chalan Kaskao muddy coral roads
San Jose village church bell is gone
skies darken, heavy rain, wind explodes
typhoon eye directly overhead at dawn
puti tainobiu flower stands out all alone
trunkon gagu pines bend with the wind
a skinny dog gnaws on a cow’s leg bone
when will this typhoon nightmare end
inside the reef big waves crash and surge
the typhoon moves with destructive purge.

Joey ‘Pepe Batbon’ Connolly (Special to the Saipan Tribune)
Joey aka Pepe Batbon is a retired educator who taught in the CNMI, NOLA, and LVNV. He is a sonnet practitioner who enjoys stargazing.

Joey 'Pepe Batbon' Connolly (Special to the Saipan Tribune)

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