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1/01/2005

EPITAPH TO DEVASTATION

EVERYTHING ELSE...
Pales into insignificance...

Really...

Tsunami
REUTERS

125,000-DEAD...
AND THE TOLL'S STILL RISING...

A baby is torn from her father's arms...
Claimed by an angry ocean...

An Indian man and woman...
Carry their dead children...
Shaking...
And...
Pleading...
With them...
To wake...

Just a sigh...
A flicker of the eye...

Anything...
But this cavernous, heart-breaking fucking grief...

damn Tsunamis...

Mother Nature's Furies...
Terrible reality...
TOO DEVASTATING TO COMPREHEND...

A YEAR...
Swallowed whole...
In a split second...

Poor bastard's...
Never stood a chance...

Horror...
Always...
In this life...

SRI LANKA...
THAILAND...
INDONESIA...
INDIA...
MALAYSIA...
MALDIVES...

YOU NEVER SAW IT COMING...
Grazie a dio...
In a thousand tongues...

Swept into the bowels of the earth...
Into cold...
Cold...
Watery graves...

Unmarked...
BUT ETERNALLY MOURNED...

Thai fishermen...
German tourists...
Indian children...

Tsunami...
Knew not discrimination...

MORE RANDOM ACTS...

Now...
Cholera...
Typhoid...
Dysentery...
Stalks the battered shores...
Licking at the heels...
Of the dead...
And not-so-dead...

Ghosts...
Pale imitations...
Barely alive...
Really...

Howling women...
Cursed earth...

Mass burials...

WELCOME, 2005...

In Memorial...


SOMETIMES...
This gift of life...
Ain't such a gift...
A curse...
Perhaps...

An endless...
Two-minute-replay-of...
Life is fucking Beautiful...

>> TRANSMISSION ENDS >>















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