Thursday, March 17, 2011


Tragedy happens
while the blinding sun shines 
and oblivious tourists walk
on the steaming hot boardwalk
in cheap flip flops
and seasonal tans.


TACParent said...

That creates such an image.

Dymphna said...

That's what I was going for.

Amy said...

"blinding" and "oblivious" are great parallel words--as if the tourists are afflicted by their vacations so they can't see something happening right next to them

Dymphna said...

Yes--we are often blinded to reality.

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