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Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Survivor

The old lady sat among the destruction,
on page three of the magazine,
rocking herself.
I leafed thru the rest of the magazine,
her image is all I see.

© Douglas Polk

The Calamity of Japan's 9.0-Magnitude Quake
Douglas Polk is a writer of poetry, from central Nebraska. Feeling persecuted most of his life he has published three books of poetry; In My Defense, The Defense Rests, and On Appeal. He lives with his wife and two boys and two dogs on the plains of Nebraska.


  1. I like this little poem. It conveys so much with so few words. I get the picture, the woman's feeling and your feeling. GOOD JOB Douglas Polk of Nebraska.