Problems with Hurricanes (by Victor Hernandez Cruz)

Original Text: 
Victor Hernandez Cruz, Maraca: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2000 (Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2001). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2002 International Shortlist).
1A campesino looked at the air
2And told me:
3With hurricanes it's not the wind
4or the noise or the water.
5I'll tell you he said:
6it's the mangoes, avocados
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011