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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 Beccalicious )
ardentfem 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.
Dreamydeb Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
That warmed my heart. Thank you.
lintu47 Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
Dreamydeb Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful! Congratulations! Im so happy for you!:):):)
Dreamydeb Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for being a support and an inspiration :hug:
nice one !
Dreamydeb Nov 7, 2012   General Artist
Thanks Bimbi. Long time no see? :greetings:
takemetoverona 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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