Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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Deep, buried under fathoms
reports, statistics, algorithms
political exigency, deception
lies, desperate deals a quake
seismic anomaly, shifting
break in continuity, fracture
exposing faults, overriding sun
moon, shaking earth’s core
tide swiftly withdraws before
our eyes, clams, shell fish, sand
expanse, wet, confuses, starts
jerks us then we feel the shock
after reverberations tremble
below our feet until we look
to the horizon, see a massive
wall of water approaching fast
ripping apart infrastructure
with impunity no ethical scruples
no excuse for devastation, no
comprehensible explanation
is given by the Fed of nature
for its revenge on, voracious
greed, unbridled arrogant risk.

© Jan G. Otterstrom F. July 21, 2015