“The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it.”
— V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
“The world has always been messy. In part, we’re just noticing now because of social media and our capacity to see in intimate detail the hardships that people are going through.”
— President Barack Obama. Spoken like a true professor.
“Hope is a thing with feathers.”
— Emily Dickinson.
“You’re not a Jedi/This is not Tatooine, Luke/Pull over now, man.”

A submission to the most recent haboobhaiku poetry contest.

Arizona’s transportation department created the contest to spread safety tips among drivers about dust storms like the haboob. The haboobhaiku is billed as the only contest that mixes an ancient poetic form with dust storm safety. 

The biggest haboob or dust storm I’ve seen is in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia.

The above is a real one, in Phoenix, Arizona. Haboobs menaced Phoenix in July 2014.

The haboob is commonly described as a tsunami of sand that can neither be outrun or stopped.