our tears dry as
salty trails in the nor-wester
that heated wind
slides forcefully within the rubble
restlessly toward the sea, our lives
that digs our sides and cuts our shoulders
it is all us
that hot breath knows it holds everything.
The shock is opening to reality and the stories coming out of loss just drop me into tears. We are seeing the community work together, we see the people supporting each other as we naturally do - kia kaha to all.
Update - 148 confirmed dead, 50 still missing, 55,000 properties don't have water.