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18 Apr

one reason to savor now:
Fukushima 2011, at work pushing a wheelchair
a TV in the background, I saw a report about a Tsunami
a news clip showed a family walking their dog with their kids
they looked happy-go-lucky and contented 
then all of a sudden, a mound of water came into the park
they ran, trying to dodge the entering rushing water
one boy skipped around the snaky arms 
like a football player 
then, gone
I watched in horror
thinking that family and many more
could never have imagined
that day would be their last
all their plans, worries, family drama, politics
religion, or what others thought of them,
each and everything
meant nothing,
now, savor the dance

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Posted by on April 18, 2021 in Poetry


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