After the Earthquake

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wrote this poem after i experienced being in the last Los Angeles earthquake.




I walk gingerly upon the earth

where once my steps were firm.

I notice overpasses,

underpasses, skylights,

that once barely impinged

upon my consciousness.

I start at every sound,

my pounding heart

shifting into a mode

of flight or fight.

I have always known that

I lived in earthquake country,

but I knew it with my head,

not my heart!


Submitted: March 11, 2013

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