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Houses in Haiti

After walls shook to cracks
or fell in heaps,
blue plastic tent-towns
bloomed in open fields.

Who has now decided
tents should vanish,
“temporary homes” revert
to scarred land or naked hillsides?

Home calls them in their sleep.
A perilous walk takes them
back to those familiar walls,
still askew, plaster crumbling.

How can they bear this risk?
Who will brace the doorframe,
secure the roof? Who cares enough
to save their battered souls?

________
From book “To Remember, To Hope”
2012 Blurb.com Bookstore

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Posted August 27, 2012 by perettipoems in Global, POEMS & ART COPYRIGHTED, Poetry

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