By Christopher M. Hannan
The waters broke from the void prior to first light,
a divinity ripping during the trembling flesh
of marshes and the levees’ previous clay thighs,
protecting each mile of St. Bernard Parish.
homes with their cement slabs have floated
mild because the rinds of watermelons you ate as a boy
and chucked into Lake Catherine, swelled to overflowing
by way of the god that surged into the Rigolets estuary
and left an afterbirth of candy crude leaked
from foundered tanks. vehicles dangle like carrion
birds at the maximum branches and torn roofs. Leached
of dust and flood waters, the homes we move cry out
damaged window panes, duct-taped refrigerators, and a stillness
that leaves us at the useless grass of this
woman’s domestic, like such a lot of thrown bones.
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Gulf water forced itself into the marsh and broke grass ridges like a rutting drunk. Chalmette and all of St. Bernard had eight feet in the streets, no levees to keep back those salty tides. My wife can taste them in her tears while the boys splash in what was our kitchen. No one thought that new canal would ruin us. I walk down the street to Pete’s place; he squats out front while his wife wails to God. This is how St. Joseph would have felt at the cross, no way to understand or make things better.
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