Friday, April 13, 2007

Tsunami

The last retro-Lydia poem, circa 2002. Like the title says, it's based on a dream I had back then. I'll try to have some newer stuff up some time in the next few days.

at first, the water came too much, too
fast. sucking crumbling foundations from
houses and we all tumbled into the sea
as the last sliver of land disappeared
into calm, cool waters. Not knowing what
else to do, we treaded water. Exhausted,
I releasted my strangle-hold on this
world, my head dipping beneath the surface
as I come, not to the end, but the beginning.

2 comments:

1beggar said...

I like this one a lot. Question: do you feel uncomfortable with the imagery since the Asian Tsunami?

Lydia said...

Thanks. :)

Yes, the imagery does make me uncomfortable.

I almost didn't post it for that reason.