Oahu, January 13

Oahu
Photo by Karen Mechler

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Unhurried morning

stepping out our door

coffee warming

surf pounding

eyes trained

on the horizon

anticipating surprise

of spout

breach

delight

whales

tasting air

reminding themselves

that they dwell

in the deeps

 

Unearthly noise

breaks the mood

 

MISSILE INBOUND

TAKE SHELTER

 

Disbelief

 

Confusion

 

Disturbance

breaking

the surface

 

Malevolence

invading

questioning

the balance

reaching its

dark

finger

to strum

the cord

between

human

and

human

 

Unexpectedly

it sounds

the eternal

tone,

emits

calm

that holds

tenuous

attentive

 

Eyes trained

on the

horizon

hold images

familial

indelible

 

The moment

passes.

False alarm.

 

But we are

changed

 

The beast

has touched

the depths