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HAITI SHAKEN

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HAITI SHAKEN

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Tectonic plates slide on molten mantle,

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collide, subduct, and rend

Haiti quakes with a mighty shake

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Aftershocks follow as rocks settle into place

270 years since one this big

Above ground humans huddle in their concrete buildings

Their port city was built for hurricane shelter

without seismic codes

Concrete houses crack and crumble

Tens of thousands are crushed and die quickly

Many others agonize from broken bones and torn flesh

before their souls are released

Moaning millions crawl out and struggle to their feet

crying out from pain of injury and loved ones lost

The ground has shaken and so has their faith

Orphaned children, without family, homes, or bearings

wander dusty streets searching for food, water, shelter, love

suffering physical and mental trauma

Collectives are forming with hot meals and group therapy

They are glad to be with other children

Slowly, healing begins

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