Friday, April 19, 2013

And the ground trembled underneath our feet

ShaKen to Death ...

January 12, 2010....My world was shook upside-down, inside-out...
You can see people, acting crazy talking about... 
What they did, who they lost, what they were doing, where they were...
When life, joy, ease, fame, power, vanity, complexes and whatever ...
Was shook out of them into that other dimension...
You know....that one were Haitian sings whatever u do UNION...

4:53...Back from school got my brother, at my mom's office...
Haiti, as I know her, will no longer be...because mother land is shaking...
Put yourself and safety; help others, if you can start running...
Out in the mist, taking our breath, dad is missing, still in his office...
Emergency modes activate....Fasten your seatbelt....little brother takes the lead...
Somebody get daddy...I'll get whatever else we need...
1...2...3...dad is here...cell phone not working ...but yet keep on calling...
We must find the others...tied to each other....we're walking...we're walking
One step at a time....holding on to the one on your right......while the one on your left holds on to you
We're walking.....one foot at a time....alert...scared...worried...but walking

The sun is going down....darkness is rising....Mom and dad weakening...
Me leading the way....little brother keeping us on the alert...and yet me crying
From the scared city...where I left half of my family disoriented... crushed... panicked
Yes...they too are my family....nobody should be surprised.....
Up front DGI, Pale nasyonal , ministe condisyon feminin through bois-vernat then canapé-vert and
All the way across Petyon-vil, to montay nwa, down delmas up to laboule...

All close friends in or out of the country........Safe for now
All enemies, haters and who so ever...........Safe also
All un-related family members..........over 300 or so....23 accounted dead... around 40 missing 
And number still rising......the rest is dispatched and trying on again have our life rising
All blood-related family members...most of them out of the country at the time
About those in town...over 20 or so...17 alive and traumatized....1 missing....2 dead....
My little sister was crushed in her house doing her homework.....
My mom's cousin literally lost his head, cut off by a falling block 
The body was found but never the head in the DGI's collapsed building so at work
As if for Me...writing this...known to be no longer on earth, officially 
Accounted missing by herself, it will never be the same 
I was shook to death....