March 12
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank who died in 1945. This brave young woman is well known for the diary she kept, capturing her time in hiding from the Nazi soldiers. Reflect on horror.

This was the first of the March Challenge prompts that I missed. This was also the day after the devastating earthquake and even more devastating tsunami hit Japan. Even away at a con as I was, I was watching the internet headlines and sharing news with other attendees. SJ Tucker, the musician I was primarily there to see, has posted that she will be putting up some auctions in support of Doctors without Borders.
This poem is a wave poem.

quake
soon too
aftershocks
shaken nation
collapsing
buildings
fear
new threat
apparent
wall of water
tsunami
racing
in
flooding
destroying
leaving behind
tidal flats
where once
towns
had stood
erasing
man’s transience
livelihoods
wiped out
gone

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