March 2011

An ocean side photograph
grey sky, blue water, mountains of debris
a single piano

broken in half, with no legs
an instrument that would not produce music

A few miles away, out of sight
huddled in a shelter
several hundred families wait for answers
that do not come

dreaming of a nightmare that was real
waking early to a new day,
looking East toward the sunrise

toward the ocean, and waves
that will never look the same
ever again