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Half a Building Gone

(Surfside, Florida)

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Half a building gone

It seems,

Unreal

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I mean, how do we

Take it in?

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High-rise exposure—the

Condos look

Like cells,

Like empty egg cartons

Many stories high

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The back that stands

Looks brown;

The open part looks

Silver,

Though I imagine

The effect is the light

Of day

And camera resolution

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How many died?

How many live?

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Already a pack appears

Around a microphone,

Mouthing

Not enough details

Although with

Many assurances

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Maybe that’s good

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Maybe it symbolizes

There should not

Be panic

But that the best advice

Is to sit

Or stand around

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While the recues

Work on,

Heroes

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When the experts

Do their jobs

That they do well

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Stand by

For more information,

More assurances

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C L Couch

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Photo by Dan Russo on Unsplash

Florida, United States

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