That Day the Earthquake Came

*Throwback Thursday: I’m slowly (very slowly) going to be bringing my old posts to this blog.

Just when you thought it was another normal shake
the not-so-normal shakes came in what felt like waves.

Who knew we would actually have to wear these evacuation helmets.
Who knew the building would weave back and forth until
you became nauseous from motion sickness. 
Who knew you would become a Kitaku Namin (帰宅難民)
and have to find your way back home on foot.

Only to realize that the real devastation was elsewhere.
My life will return to what it was.
Tokyo will, too.
But there will be a large number of people
whose lives will be forever effected
…never to return to what it was.

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