NATURE OF DESTRUCTION

Deep in the night
Before morning’s light
Copious flashing and c
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            Sirens, incessant
            And lightning, fluorescent
            Buildings now taking a th
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                                   sh
                                                                                               ing

                        Satellite image
                        Suggestions of scrimmage
                        It’s nature against all mankind

                                                          Clodhopper grace
                                                                 Leaving much to replace
                                                                       And the turmoil of lives redefined

Marie Elena
Top photo:  Lake High School
Bottom photo:  Lake Township neighborhood where my cousin-in-law’s twin brother lives.  Such devastation.
Photos copied from Facebook.
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5 thoughts on “NATURE OF DESTRUCTION

  1. Dear, I couldn't even imagine. I was out of the loop news wise until I caught your blip this morning. My heart goes out to you guys. Hope everything settles down and gives you some relief. Like I said, my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Wow — look at those images. Amazing how quickly Mother Nature can take us down. I'm sorry for the individuals who are suffering from this, but I'm glad you're fine, Marie. Your poem says it all — I love how you laid it out, and it reads really well out loud. http://lindagoin.com/

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