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A Matter of Time

You think Sandy's got vengeance in its eyes?
You see vengeance everywhere don’t you?
In the fast, wet winds churning around your Queens apartment
In the lightning flashes on Ocean Parkway where we walked once like a
Couple of refugees.

The waves will be taller than you, they’re saying
But I imagine you sitting on a grey dock somewhere
Oblivious of official warnings
Your dark wavy hair sticking to your forehead of scattered lies
And losses,
Your hard, careless body framed in endless brine.
I might not be allowed to love you anymore
But the rules of capturing, consuming and catenating happen to be
As fluid as that road where water now rushes in the direction of
Gaping news cameras.

If you think Sandy’s got vengeance in its eyes
Why don’t you stop hiding behind words and walls and webs
And have a staring contest with me?

© Debjani Chakravarty 2012
Remembering a city currently visited by a hurricane. That's all.
All resources mine, except the man alluded to.

Note: I am humbled by the DD. There are too many talented artists and writers on :devart:, too many that I look up to, for me to imagine that I'd ever be featured like this. Thanks Becca, and all the readers who liked a poem that essentially exposes this nagging vulnerability I have. THANK YOU.
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Given 2012-11-14
A Matter of Time by *Dreamydeb Hurricane Sandy is still raw for so many deviants, and here is just one reflection of the aftermath. ( Featured by BeccaJS )
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ardentfem Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can relate...very much...almost too well...down to the dark hair. Perfect and congrats on the DD.
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
That warmed my heart. Thank you.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
:hug:
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Beautiful! Congratulations! Im so happy for you!:):):)
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for being a support and an inspiration :hug:
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ARTBYTERESA Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
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bimbi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
nice one !
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
Thanks Bimbi. Long time no see? :greetings:
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takemetoverona Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
I love this poem! It mixes the violence of the storm with human anger and loss perfectly. Well done!
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for reading. Love, even old dreamlike semi-forgotten love can be so messy! Raises its head now and then in...meaningless stormy violence.
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monstroooo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think the hurricane is the only force of nature on display in this poem. I think love and pride are very much on the line as well :nod:
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
Yes. Yes. :crazy:
Thanks for reading :handshake:
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TwentyfootAngels Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love the imagery in this. Fantastic job!
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   General Artist
Thanks Alexandria, thanks a lot!
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