have the day off work today

so i awake late,

and padded out to the lounge,

and there on the floor, was a TIME magazine,

and on the front cover there is just one image:

a huge wall of water

and one word:


and it made me sad,

because i thought it all had been a bad dream,

that my mind had made up the images of people being swept away in the churling waters.

blessings to their journey.

and blessings to the journey of recovery for those left behind.