Tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes,
mudslides, earthquakes, droughts,
flooding, and forests burning.
Acts of nature hold all the cards.
Consider the hand you were dealt,
how best to use pairings of cards
to build a lasting house.
Instead, insane impulses move
to tear apart lovely cities–
of brilliant architecture,
and history for generations
to absorb with pride–leaving those
who follow to inherit destruction.
Written for http://margoroby.com/poem tryouts/