In the Wake of the Earthquake: 6 Feb 2023

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My eyes mirror the cracks in buildings
and in hearts,
in the pupils of children
who now dread sleeping in their beds.

My pulse beats louder than the bowels of the earth
and fear wrenches my quietude
like the gale that preceded the earthquake.

The ground beneath my feet quails
like a giddy quicksand
for gravity has departed from this region
that is benighted with wars,
with disease,
with seismic unrest.

editors note:

Wake walkers, beware. – mh clay

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