Tsunami


A commemorative piece for the Japanese tsunami that devastated the country, on Friday, March 11, 2011.

TSUNAMI

As empty and formless
as it was
before it began,
the space where lives once lived,
uprooted
easily as seedlings.
Ancient trees,
livestock, houses
gone
swirling along
monster current,
paper boats that people bent
tossed aside.

The heart has been torn
from the land,
the jagged edge
of coastline
blurred and smudged,
washed
but not clean.




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