At dVerse Grace is hosting Meeting the Bar with an invitation to write about a time and, or, a place.
dVerse Poets – Meeting the Bar – Setting
“An earthquake is such fun when it is over.” George Orwell
That Day Thinking of that day, past the cognitive dissonance created by voids of time since my recollection of Hey Jude and paisley, athletes down in Mexico, the warmth of spring with a holiday sleepiness, rattled by 6.5 that shuddered its way into my body in a millisecond, before panic set in and my mother's shriek to run outside clear of the walls, adrenaline better than caffeine, fear driving hearts while news poured in of little Meckering pummelled to the ground, the plaster of our ceiling shedding dust and the windows crackling, earth rumbling in waves, shake, rattle and roll, after-tremors wielding terror, what can now be trusted but open space, in the spring of 68. ©Paul Vincent Cannon