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In Waves of Black

death’s destroying wound

dealt the final blow

in waves     of black     and

broken bits

a seaborne sickening flow


-colleen hannah


the first three words, death’s destroying wound were borrowed from the master William Shakespeare. Although the three are not used in any similar context I thought they described an earthquake so well. In this poem I used it to show how the earthquake in some cases is never the final blow, instead it is the water that takes away all.


About vancouverislandpsychosis

I am just an island girl, literally and at heart. The ocean's edge is where I find what I lost during the year, usually that is my brain. I am a fan of laughter and anyone who can laugh at his or herself. I myself need laughter to live, and of course a beach nearby.

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