Thursday, September 7, 2017

Near the dunes

near the dunes 
search-and-rescue shifts 
to 'recovery' . . . 
how can a life 
vanish so completely?

GUSTS 25, Spring 2017

While my niece was staying here with her family in August 2015, she learned of a good friend's swimming accident. The other two in the group survived. 


3 comments:

  1. Sad, poignant, and very relevant at this moment in the wake of hurricanes . . .and those yet to come.

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  2. I thought your use of a question - something I have not often seen in tanka - was very impactful, here. A poignant and powerful piece.

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  3. There is no answer to your question, yet we always ask it knowing there is no answer.

    Adelaide

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