Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina is a Bitch

Katrina! Such a girly name. A Sex and the City gal who sips Cosmos, wears impossibly high heels, has a tan in winter, wears the coolest clothes and is on a quest to find Mr. Right, or at least, Mr. Right Now.

But she's a bitch! And that's the truth.

A Class-A bitch, whirling around over balmy waters, gathering strength and fury and unleashing her pent-up rage over N'Awlins. Did she confuse the Big Easy with Mr. Big?

She is a murdering bitch with no mercy.

Streets became rivers, sea lions swam in them and 300 years of history became flotsam. Pieces of the past floating in the rising water with the dead.

She's the little sister of the biggest bitch in recent times...Ms. Tsu Nami. These two sisters have ruined lives, entire communities. They have laid waste wherever they touched, ripping open wounds that may never heal, killing the helpless and weak with glee.

The man with lung cancer who died in his bed because he couldn't live without his depleting oxygen tank. He ran out of air.

The woman dead in a lawn chair, the bodies lying in the streets. Corpses trapped in their attics, abandoned for now. The homeless walk the street like the living dead. Parents, tired of seeing their children's hunger, looting shops. Jams and jellies, bread, rice cakes, diapers. What people do in desperate times.

Yes, Katrina is a bitch and I am glad she's dead. May neither she nor Tsu rest in peace.

P.S. Donate to Katrina's victims at www.redcross.org

7 comments:

Nowhere Nick said...

A haunting representation of the horrible disaster. Unfortunately those unsespecting people got caught in the fury of Mother Natures wrath.

N.N.

temporal said...

from the ocean
Katrina drops on
Lake Pontchartrain
and River Mississippi

dust, toil and tears
wrote stifled sighs
on the drops that will
flow back

***

qatra qatra
darya darya
aik baykaraaN
samandar

go fana hona hay
her sheh ko
lakin in qatroN
kay bhoj talay kyun?

Kassandra said...

Why using a woman´s name for that which causes disaster? You perfectly associated it with a woman, and to make matters worse, a bitch (woman = animal). Women are no source of evil. I am tired of this Eve metaphor, to name just an example...

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Well to be fair, Kassandra, the last big hurricane was Andrew. If I had been writing a blog then I would have written about Andrew.

I agree that women are no source of evil...but women do have all facets of personality...good and evil. They can be wonderful but they can also be evil.

Bina said...

I have a feeling you don't really like Sex and the City.

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Actually, Bina, I did watch quite a bit of Sex and the City. However, I was (am) more of a Six Feet Under gal and am still suffering withdrawals from its demise. :-)

Dana said...

Ding dong, the witch is dead
Which old witch?
The Katrina Witch!