Twister (for February 21)

By the authority vested in me,

I transmit these strings of sounds

with their identifiable

patterns of starts and stops.

Your communication

with the outside world

will be temporarily interrupted.

Look away from windows

and turn off all light.

Hide behind heavy objects.

Do not attempt to reunite

with loved ones.

Tuck your head under your chest.

Touch your chin to your heart.

Measure your pulse in the

clattering of your teeth.

Raise your right hand.

Refuse to listen to unauthorized

rumors or broadcasts. Place

one foot on a yellow circle

and the other on blue.

This message is too complicated

to transmit in its entirety.

Remain calm. Don’t lose

your head. Right hand, red.