Tiny Earthquakes

May 7, 2012

earthquake
comes.
quivers
and rattles.
tiny cracks
appear.
the leakage
begins.
plaster applied
to cracks.
leakage subsides.
life carries on.
earthquake comes
again.
shakes
and thrusts.
tiny cracks re-appear
and multiply.
the leakage resumes.
plaster re-applied
and
life carries on.
earthquake comes
yet again.
tears
and yanks.
tiny cracks re-emerge
multiply and
magnify.
the leakage resumes
dam crumbles
torrents gush.
plaster dumped
in bucketfuls
and
life carries on
yet again
and
again
and
again.

i pray:
this time,
send me an earthquake
that destroys everything
but the foundation and
robs me of every last
bit of plaster.  

please.
destroy.
me.

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One Response to “Tiny Earthquakes”

  1. Jackie Honsig-Erlenburg said

    I LOVE IT!!!!! It is perfect.

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