A Village Vanishes

Agitated by the violence of the wind,

The sea burst,

Occupying farms and fields

At first,

Then towns and villages.

It suffocated men and women

Asleep in their beds,

The sea

Covered the heads

Of infants in cradles.

It tore up houses from their foundations;

Threw them into the sea

Violently.

A whole village and its church,

Swallowed by the storm.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2015

Storm 2

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