a swirl of ravenous winds,
pummeling down at high velocities
a trinket lost in the damage
a house, a home
more than a million and a half to count
tin roofing and metal scraps lie
dormant in the wreckage
palm trees sway gently in the breeze
the waves lap precariously ashore
unless it is intact
it is finished
About the Poem
This poem is about the recent Typhoon Rai wrecking 1.5 million homes in the Philippines.
About the Author
Camille Castro, 22, is a second-year college student at her local university. Her works have appeared in publications such as Minute Magazine, tenderness, yea, and elsewhere.