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First Place: The Weekly Poetry Contest #8

Aftermath of a Flood

by Maria DePaul
(Washington, DC, USA)
Published September 10, 2017
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Aftermath of a Flood

by Maria DePaul

When the runoff from a flood
Is absorbed into the water table
Flowing downstream to the sea
The cleanup and rebuilding begins.

Reality appears in uninsured
Houses damaged by mold
Abandoned rusting cars and
Infrastructure beyond repair.

Heirlooms and family photos
Beyond use or gone forever
Serve as reminders of lost lives,
Pets, businesses and schools.

Recovery is never easy but
It is swifter for the wealthy
While lagging greatly for
The poorest citizens.

Entire communities scatter
Far from home in the
Process of restoration
Often never to return.


Biography
Maria DePaul is a writer based in Washington, DC, whose work has been
featured in 50 Haikus, Nature Writing, Poetry Quarterly, Three Line Poetry
and "Nine Lives: a Life in 10 Minutes Anthology." Look for her work in
upcoming issues of Illumen, Violet Windows and Scfaikuest.

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