Love Won’t Protect Us

To R., after Hurricane Sandy

The walls are so thin.

We can’t beat back the wind,
can’t keep
the water from entering.

Wasn’t I just
shuddering beneath you?

We both know:
nothing belongs
to anyone.


Jeaette Geraci is a yoga teacher, a belly dancer, and a serious dance club enthusiast. She earned her B.A. in Individualized Studies from Goddard College in 2011 and plans to attend Fordham University’s MSW program this fall. Her poetry and literary non-fiction have appeared in numerous online and print publications. You can take a look at some of her casual musings here.