Thursday, March 17, 2011

Juxtaposition

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



4 comments:

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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