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Tsunami as History
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Contemporary International Poetry - TSUNAMI AS HISTORY by LYN LIFSHIN, for your reading pleasure,
poetry from new and established poets and essays on writing


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I AM ALIVE ONE WOMAN SAYS
but I don't know, is it a good thing? Roof tiles crumble. Someone says it was only good luck she wasn't hit by them. She was supposed to be there but stopped at a bakery for a snack. I spent my childhood in Sendai, was in Kesennuma. I couldn't bear to see it on TV, the news freezes my heart
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I AM ALIVE ONE WOMAN SAYS UNDER THE SLEEPY MOON TSUNAMI STUFF  
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IN THE MONTH OF THE SLEEPING MOON

corpses are laid
out at a gymnasium floor,
each wrapped in blankets.
Some with flower designs
too bright and cheerful
		
UNDER THE SLEEPY MOON

a woman walks from
town to town

clutching a photograph
of her husband

 praying someone recognizes him

I have, she says, have

to have hope
			
		
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WHEN THE SEA SWALLOWS EARTH

 a young boy
in a tent of wreckage
falls asleep in
torn skin and
lilies craving
radiance

			
		
TSUNAMI STUFF

piles of it,
a mountain of
smashed cars,
the stench rising.
A mountain 
of tsunami stuff
reporters were
told to call it,
no garbage

TRUDGING THRU WRECKAGE

to find proof of insurance
for claims that they 
owned a home
washed away

One student
returned to her home
town to register a
change or address

back to a family
home that no longer
exists. Without 
an address, it 

is as if she
no longer exists,
as if nothing 
she needs 
could get to her

		
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by LYN LIFSHIN

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