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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


23feb7 The Day After: Fragmented Reports


we have damage
might be worse?
with strong after
shocks my street?

flooded

I have water
from hot water
cylinder but
will ration

eight
pulled
out alive
from

Pyne Gould
Building
three from
CTV building
that is only
a block from work

a few thousand
treated for injuries

PGB totally
collapsed
trapping killing
200 workers?
CTV building
120 missing?

22 missing
in Christchurch
Cathedral
under spire
roof collapse

forty-eight
were pulled out
from collapsed
buildings alive
overnight

some people
pulled out
without a scratch
other people
had limbs
amputated
to get them out

scares snares
nightmares
not so easily
swiftly removed

Submitted: Monday, February 28, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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  • Sally Plumb Plumb (5/11/2011 10:34:00 AM)

    A terrible natural tradgedy.I saw the news footage on T.V. news.Ihope you are all making a steady recovery. (Report) Reply

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