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Let the ocean squall. Accept the hurricane. Embrace the tornado. Pick a natural disaster. Don't look for meaning in it. Let it be both personal and overwhelming. Write a destruction poem.

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Patricia Smith

Check out the amazing Patricia Smith reading her poem "Katrina" at the Poetry Foundation. "Katrina" appears in her amazing collection, the award-winning Blood Dazzler.

Along with wildfires burning across eight western states, the U.S. was slammed this year by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Puerto Rico in particular is still suffering. Please donate, or donate again, if you can. Here is Charity Navigator's list of highly rated charities specifically helping Puerto Rico and other areas harmed by Hurricane Maria.