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  A frontside wharf explodes
fishing vessels outpace vehicles
Seafaring Sri Lankans,
wash down swells
into debris laden alluvia.
Saris, sandals, and t-shirts
lay waste in pools of shallow water.
Left standing a Mosque; vacant
haunts of the Tsunami children
(Emeralds of the Indian Ocean)
homeless vagabonds
sleeping under tarps of plastic
chained to poverty.
Fighting back tears
a father walks knee deep
in raw sewage, cemented heart
as indigenous woods incinerate
what was.

Sri Lanka poorest
of the poor!
Humanity shall never forget.
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January 09, 2005
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