the tsunami

the water has no choice
it is the land beneath it that rises
and displacement is the consequence
it is definite
as you turn your eyes change
the dynamics of motion
clouds wait in the vacuum

not so much a single irresistible force
but millions of forces all determined and
brutal slamming bodies into buildings

cars jostle, terrible drunk teenagers
deserting a train wreak
imagine the terrible catastrophe
a grandmother with her caged bird
final company

relentless finality
churns up history
folding and melting it

the man standing still as the water rises each second
the large vehicle drives past him on the bridge
no chance for decisions to emerge
the floating church
and that boat smashing into floating rooms
of a family home