Thursday, December 09, 2010

Flood in my city

 It rains again!

A jittery bus ride was
my escape home,
roads were streams
with puddles,slush
and gutters that deceived
our sense of depth.
I saw nature at her worse,
as gullys and channels
inundated with the lava of
memories raining from her eyes.

The clouds burst into
the complacency of my city
yesterday night,
I pulled my sheets over
my head, wrapped
my children with the weft and warp
of  fearless sleep.

The morning news
showed a woman
rowing the floods
with two children to
safer lands,
huddled together,
they were wrapped in the
blanket of night
drenched in fear.


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