Miracle Girl Survives Tsunami On Door

from the AP.

and when the eleventh bird flew over
ignoring me
i shouted out that i would still float over
the wooden door
even though sometimes
the waves lulled me to sleep
and in my dreams
the ocean would knock
and i’d open the door to see
who it was
and it was always a sea snake
come to take me down.
i’d wake up and lock the wet latch
on the door
silly i know
pointless to lock a floating door
superstitious even
call it whatever you like
in the end i shut myself out
or in, depending on your view
and kept my eye on land
and it’s how i came home.

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