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Quavering Between Song and Story: Essays for the 21st Century
Footage of a tornado this spring morning on The Weather Channel. Tuberous as a taproot, it dips, retracts, stretches thin, then holds, taut as a sprung coil. Dark topsoil rises in spinning wisps as the funnel makes contact with the ground, widens, then moves like a vacuum across flat, unfortunate Kansas.
Marquart, Debra, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Weather" (2011). English Publications. 150.