Hurricane Dave

Funny how hurricanes have names

she said as she stared out the window,

dark clouds rolling in.

It’s always old-timey ones like

Irma or Harvey or Florence –

never someone you know like Josh or Steve.

I mean, can you imagine a hurricane named Steve?

I laughed as I rolled onto my side, admiring her shape

still taut after all this time.

Hurricane Dave has been upgraded to a category four

as it whips up the Florida coast.

I wondered why they don’t give names to tornados or earthquakes,

surely they've got something to shout.

Get over here and I’ll give you an earthquake you can name, I said.

Rolling her eyes, she cracked a smile

but didn’t move an inch.

Female storms always cause

the most damage.