from My Fair Lady "A Quake in the Place Where I Live"

I have often walked down this street before
But the pavement never swallowed up my feet before -
All at once am I unprepared to die
From this quake in the place that I live!

Are there gaping cracks in the heart of town?
Are the buildings falling down in every part of town?
Watch the people pour out of every door
It's a quake in the place that I live!

And oh, the terrible shaking - will this last one minute or four?
The overpowering shaking - I'm so glad that I'm not on the eighteenth floor!

Now those ones and twos, they don't bother me,
Holy crap, this one must be at least a 9.3!
"Oh dear God," I cry - "Please don't let me die"
In this quake in the place where I live!

©2012 by Linda Koski

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