Vicious Act of Nature

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #573

Words:  thread, bridge, miracle, break, start, wrist, enough,
        howling, shed, clear, tell, close

Howling started when
the bridge began breaking
apart, leaving threads
of metal under water.
As if the storm was
not enough, shedding
monstrous waves of
water from the eye
of heaven.  Miracle
that anything remained
standing.  Survivors wildly
waved their wrists
in pleas for rescue. 
In the midst of clearing
out debris it was impossible
to tell how many were
missing.  Here is a chapter
in our history that will
never be completely closed.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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