If you stumble around the edges of Tumblr long enough, you'll eventually break through all of the porn and GIF sets and find some gems.
This poem, written by Nora Cooper, was published on a blog called The Wildflower yesterday. It provides an elegant case against vilifying the involuntarily tornado-ed sharks in the Sharknado series, a famous trilogy that is primarily watched as part of the college ritual "make every day into a drinking game."
I'VE BEEN OCEAN CREATURE
SUCKED INTO A TORNADO
ONLY TO BE MADE VILLAIN BY THE THING THAT PUT ME THERE
I'VE BEEN HURLED AT PEOPLE UNWILLINGLY
SHOUTING "I'M SORRY I'M SORRY I'M SORRY"
AS I FLEW INVOLUNTARILY TOWARD THEM
I KNOW WHAT IT IS TO HAVE A STORM MADE OF YOUR BIGGEST IRRATIONAL FEAR RATTLING IN YOUR BRAIN
TO BE A STORM MADE OF YOUR BIGGEST IRRATIONAL FEAR
TO BE A STORM SCREAMING THAT NO FEAR IS MORE RATIONAL THAN ANOTHER BUT FUCK IT
The author also expresses a wish to write a movie "ABOUT A REVERSE BLACK HOLE / LIGHT IS SPEWED OUT OF IT / AND ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYTHING IS MAGIC," which I wholeheartedly support.
Let this incident serve as a reminder to us all to sometimes wade through the porn in search of poetry.
Updated 7/22/15 at 2:57 PM EST: The author of the poem has contacted us, and the post has been updated with her name.