Tectonic plate shift
followed by tsunami:

displaced water
raised from a complacent
day to day rhythm,
looks for a place to
crash,

following the geography
of ocean
the wave does what it must,
given this and that
dimensions,

it reaches the land,
a wave in motion
a wave – less emotion.

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Visions of drowning:

towns, people, possessions,
swallowed by water,
wave after wave after wave
of shock and awe,

displaced people,
hundreds of thousands,

looking for a safe
space between shocks,
looking for ground
that doesn’t move,

looking for a place to
crash,

world view
shattered.