Tsunami City

Tsunami City

Storm waves are

Crashing up off the harbor

onto the balcony.

As close as I dare, I step

to the edge to look –

A ship that size has never been so close and

I’ve never seen this water look so

Deep and deeply blue.

My keys are in my hand, and a bag, some sheets of music, a photo,

but I can’t grab everything fast enough –

Surf is rolling in and the harbor’s now the sea –

And it’s all getting ruined.

Time to move. Time to run.

-Kathleen C Cooper,  November 2, 2013