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“Knife” – Aftermath and Afterthoughts

As the work towards the cleanup of “Knife” continue, there are many out there that helping to document the aftermath in a variety of ways – from poems to aerial videos. Today we are showcasing the work of aerial pilot Tim Teach and poet Scott Bottoni, who both, in their own ways, help to tell the story of the storm.

Author: Scott Bottoni

The Knife

The knife cuts through a sky
Of blue, black and gray
And frozen white ash
Rains down like Pompeii

It settles and hovers
Pounding for hours
And paralyzes thousands
In icy snow showers

Four, five, six
Feet and counting
One through eight
Tragic deaths are mounting

Young and old are trapped 
In a storm for the ages
In the streets and homes
The blinding battle rages

A population of people
Are buried but not broken
They slowly tunnel out with a will
That is strong but not spoken

They’ve met heartache before
And stared down despair 
But they keep moving forward
Cause that’s their repair

Cunning and caring
Is how they survive
Tenacious and tough
Is how they revive

The knife cuts through a sky
Of blue, black and gray
And settles over a city
It will fail to slay


Photos of the brigade volunteers by David Granville



Of course when it comes to Buffalo and its locally brewed beer, nothing can stand in our way, not even “The Knife”, as you can see in this Flying Bison drone delivery video:



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