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· The Stress To Success Factor

· On Trains

· madaraja (bridges)

· In the Jelly Fish Jar

· Snake Road

· Scent of the Ages

· U.Mass-Boston on a Rainy June Day, 2009

· The Wharf

· Morning Song

· Window

· Tiger Lily Season

· D-Day, Plus Sixty-Five

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  Disaster Work
by Linda Buskey LeBlanc
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
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Disaster Work

On a hilltop overlooking the Caribbean
a tribute to the fallen.
Their DNA accompanied by a soldier
for each sample.
A hotel pancakes. Its visitors become
mummies, a piece of hair or skin,
a fingernail specimen.

Classical music plays in the background
of the carnage in my mind.
(The Ko'olau Mountains shelter like
a green velvet curtain.
Kaneohe Bay peers serene between
hau trees and ti leaves.)
Yet, this is a work of disasters-
of battlefields and outdoor morgues,
forensics multiplied exponentially beyond TV.

Piercing the netting, a mosquito buzzes
near his line up of photos; he studies
before and after, accounts of witnesses in debris,
listens to music of sirens. More photos-
dunes of bodies, shock carved faces frozen,
denial the only survival until
memory and reality absorb. Outside the tent flaps
front end loaders scoop rubble with
an arm or head, a pair of vacant eyes.

                               Linda Buskey LeBlanc

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Reviewed by kj Force 10/3/2014
Your words painted a picture of devastation to the land...but not necessarily by Mother Nature.Well written, as are many of your other works, I have read...enjoyed.

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  1. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  2. Transmorpho
  3. Time Started
  4. Morning Walk
  5. My Poems
  6. Running On Empty
  7. I Wish I Knew
  8. Sentimental Pond
  9. Misnomers of Fame
  10. unraveling
  11. Moments Gone
  12. The Fate Peddler
  13. Overcoming
  14. In Loving Memory
  15. Trees Aflame
  16. The Mask
  17. You're Not Alone
  18. I'm Thankful For
  19. Again I Ask For More...
  20. Old Age

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