The azure sky faded into oblivion,
floods of tears permeated the earth,
drowning cars and dwellings
up to the rooftops, earthly treasures perished,
and for some, their last breath they drew.
Unprecedented! —a word that once more
echoed from the burning bush
that licked the forest to ashes!
What short memories we had even when
the space between disasters shrank.
From our deepest lament over the glitter
of what we once worshipped,
our eyes at last opened to a new awakening:
who really is the supreme Lord of the Dance,
and the meaning of why we exist.