Sandy meets Lady Liberty
Rise Behemoth

Trees like fallen soldiers strewn
haphazard mid woods and lawns
alike. Sand, briny, planks: runes
of nature's colossal force, brawn.
A vast- avast! the harbored cry-
Spiral'd sinews of vapor- vaporize!
The huddled helpless. Its mocking eye
Rise behemoth, unmerciful, rise!
Wind: the battering terror, no defense.
Tidal surge: salacious mermaid beached.
One's life regained no recompense.
A safe and further shore unreached.

~M. Jones - © 2012