Tsunami


The sea is calm

all creatures are at rest

seals play on rocks

life is at its best


A volcanic eruption

causes tectonic plates to move

the sudden burst of energy

knocks everything off its groove


Sea creatures feel the change

something in the air

clouds overhead

the sun begins to glare


Traveling faster

the tsunami continues to grow

like a god

whose anger begins to flow


Innocents on an island

unprepared to take the wrath

going about their routines

unaware of the wave’s path


The sea pulls back

an islander catches the sign

signally everyone to run

there is little time


Taking without mercy

all things return to the sea

the tsunami crashes into the land

an angry god filled with glee


Peace returns

the sun shines overhead

the survivors rebuild

mourning their dead


Never to be defeated

the survivors make another paradise

knowing that life

is a roll of the dice


copyright 2023 Debbie Pierce

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