It is the land that moves

Who pushes it

The Earth

And all of us


We lean into fault lines

Hurrying along

The motion

That will, by nature,

Harm us all the same

(Earth doesn’t need our help)


Loss of life

Among the rescued and the rescuer

Cold irony

In an otherwise heated day


We grieve

For our neighbors

And I trust will pray

Those who do

And those who do and don’t

Will think and plan

More actively


To live our prayer in action

This is mission

This is living

In a neighborhood

Of us


Somos Oaxaca


C L Couch


Earthquake shakes southern Mexico for second time in three days