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Thoughts on Japan


on the eleventh day
of the eleventh year
he rose from slumber
needled by crust and earth
and roared
forgotten awkward voice
Song of thunder and pain
an angry child's long rattle;
Snake in a sleeping city's crib.
His long decay left joints
unwashed, non-lubricated
rising with tethers and taut terror
so that when he reached a claw
through water-ways, livelihoods, waves--
the lip of Tokyo's mouth
receded to snarl,
his golden eye blinking,
bathed in slivers and
glassy shards of warning,
sent by the man on the moon.
The claw stroked ocean, splitting sea,
and Tokyo's lip cooed
and curled, and his
expression gnashed its teeth:
Wave after wave of wood,
metal, and fish...delicates--
helpless fleas and amoebas
pushed through a brining maw
not yet swallowing her whole,
but silently scaring her awake.
Nature plays with its prey...
Do not forget me, he says
I sleep, and I dream, and I wait.

My heart and hope is with you, Japan...


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 18th, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Nice... It is good to see you on LJ.
Apr. 12th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

Apr. 15th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it!
Apr. 15th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
Excellent post I must say.. Simple but yet interesting and engaging.. Keep up the awesome work!

Apr. 15th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
Very pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading!
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