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A Quiet Earthquake

This is the destruction of a soul

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A quiet earthquake
causes a calamity
that no one sees.
Ground underfoot
crumbles with a whisper.
The sky breaks, but the hail
just kind of floats, featherlike.
This is the destruction of a soul.
An apocalypse of the mind
doesn’t draw attention to itself.
An identity crisis doesn’t
make headlines.
But these kinds
of natural disasters
happen to everyone.
When it’s your turn…

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Franco Amati

Franco Amati

Speculative fiction writer from New York. For published work visit francoamatiwrites.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/francoamati