Reflections from a Drowned City, by Billy Sothern --
a transplanted New York attorney who moved to NO
four years before Katrina to defend death-row inmates.
I've already read a hundred pages....
There's a glimmer of sunshine in the street outside,
and we're keeping our fingers crossed that it persisists
long enough so we can see Irma Thomas, Al Green, Elvis Costello
and Beausoleil. I think that perhaps I should purchase
a voodoo doll in a cloud formation and load it up with pins.