14 October 2011

newly paved road
winding up the mountainside
still under construction

all this used to be forest
so thick you couldn't see more than 20ft on either side

now the foliage has been ripped away
exposing the twisted remains
of already simple houses

38 people disappeared in the earthquake

yet they stay and rebuild
74 eyes and hands fewer
because they have nowhere else to go

but where in this world
would the ground not shift
beneath their feet?

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