In Remembrance


Images of the devastation  Sandy  leaves behind is a searing reminder of how vulnerable we are before nature. It is beyond  belief  and through it all we are  learning  that we as people care for each other. Yet I still find it hard to forget Katrina.

I still see that oil rig that blew up in the Gulf of Mexico and the destruction of a habitat filled with wild life that is gone forever.

Our world is so wounded. I wonder what it will take to heal. I wonder.

In Remembrance

The sea fans out


tear drops

across the beach

where birds

try in vain

to wash the stains

that glisten on their wings

They are


lying on the sand

Their feathers

stretched out

like hands


to be set free

… But their bodies

lie limp

in a pool of tar

Dying birds

who once soared

to the stars

© Mariette 2012



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