Earthquake

my watch
has been
dead for years

I never
cared much
for the construction
of time

I only want
love and labor

fault lines
to rip open
the earth

the abandonment
of all things red,
the cruelty of commotion

crack the land,
sea, bring the
mountains down,

show the real
power of time,
forgetfulness,
inevitability.

the countdown
does not add comfort
only a new way to
weave body into mind;
to accept and
plan reconstruction

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