News from Typhoon Yolanda a poem for Haiyan by Vince Gotera

A Retrospect

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— a hay(na)ku sonnet

Ma 
save yourself 
just let go 

dying 
daughter moans 
to her mother 

grasping 
her wrist 
in surging waters 

mangled 
wood piercing 
her broken torso 

Ma whispers goodbye 
daughter slips away 

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