March 16, 2011

Out of the Frying Pan

The news from Japan seems only to get worse. A nuclear catastrophe seems each hour more probable. This morning, I reflected on events of the past week in poetry. (My poem below can be found on Lionel Deimel’s Farrago here.)

Out of the Frying Pan
by Lionel Deimel

Plates shift
Earth shakes
Oceans move

Quaking lasts
Roads crack
Shelves empty

Earth stills
Breathing returns
Life resumes

Sirens blare
Some flee
Some stay

Waves arrive
Cars float
Buildings crumble

Power fails
Cooling stops
Fears surge


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