When the ground began to shake, forming human size gaps in it’s core,
we knew this was the end.
When the trees began to fall and the sky began to rumble deep in it’s belly
we heard the cries.
Mothers reached for their children,
Fathers didn’t have arms big enough to hold everyone they wanted,
Doctors rushed to save any life they could,
Fire fighters tried in vain to stop the burning,
Police officers fought to regain control –
I held onto myself, watching as the world I complained about so often
fell in shambles around me and all I could think was
if only we could go back a few days
Maybe I could stop the burning before it began.