Tectonic Dance (Nepal Quake)

Author | K. S. Subramanian

A numb feeling in your heart;
The tectonic dance tears the
homes apart and the
homeless stare frozen into an empty
horizon;  the joy and pain of making
a home brick by brick has been
jolted into a rubble;
The sudden uprush of anger in
the faultlines fragments living;
A vale of memories has
vapourised in a tumultuous
minute; the dead have no tongue
and the living no voice.

But they have to rise again,
as if dusting the grime on their shirt.
Build a new home, renew the memory trail.


About the Author | K. S. Subramanian has published two volumes of poetry titled Ragpickers and Treading on Gnarled Sand through the Writers Workshop, Kolkata, India.   His poems have appeared in Asian Age, a daily published from New Delhi and other centres. Also in magazines, anthologies and web sites such as thebrowncritiqueblogspot.com, www.yorickmagazine.com, poetrymagazine.com, poetrypacific, Kingston writers creative Blog, museindia.com, vigilpub. Café dissensus, unesco.it among others.  He is a retired Senior Asst. Editor from The Hindu, one of the leading and well known dailies in India.