Retribution

By Katje Kaase


The birds fled - as did the wind

The waves gathered strength,

knowing it was time to repay,

give back what it had concealed for so long

The sea could hold no more


Years of wasteful dumping needed to be purged

The water heaved and spewed,

bringing forth all that man had bestowed

beneath its restless depths


The profusion of debris washed ashore

with a force only nature could provide

The land and all it encompassed was ravaged

The water slid back -

reprisal released


March, 2014