the news from Fukushima

by Daphne Marlatt

wha ? black wall of waters
rolling in
ter urban
seawet wreckage after
missing, dead

          27,000 up to 28
          and climbing

nowhere now
inundate land rocked
evacuate from X
posed radiant
no eye

           or iodine
           3000 times
           the safe

er, sievert language lost in
corporate face
saving hours exposed

          boots to no avail

control the news
4 hours worth of 1
sievert per
x ed out

let alone the sea
reactors leak
into the what the wa
ter wheel we bound

this rim this local now
our living water bodies
reading in