Starting at the bottom, your world crumbled to the ground.
before the quake brought you down – 7.0.
Now, more of the same, only much worse.
Ensconced poverty took time, human effort and planning to develop,
Giving opportunity for the world to notice – if only it looked down far enough.
Avoiding and ignoring: the requirements for planned human obsolescence.
Really, what purpose do the poorest serve?
Temblor impoverishment suddenly jolts into ruinous existence,
unexpected, neither awaiting human design nor in need of its coöperation
But destroying Haiti’s expendable edifices and poor planning.
Amazing how only now do we see how awful it all was:
At least they had it bad:
Now even that is taken away.
Bad replaced by worse.
Nothing is worse than that.
Is it ever so bad that it can’t get worse?
People of the world, take Haiti by the hand and pull her up,
We will be less inhuman for our efforts.
Beneath the rubble, people- our humanity – lay buried in abject poverty.
It is not too late for us to rescue our own humanity,
Even if it is too late to save some of them.
You can help: http://www.iocc.org/news/1-14-10haiti-release.aspx