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Guatemalan Sinkhole - 2010

Mankind stayed inside because that's where it's safe The storms can't reach them behind their walls Nor against the buttresses of their assumed safety The winds can only flail uselessly against the glass And the debris merely collect around doorstops and streets To be pushed away and cleaned in the days to follow Even when the force intensifies and the windows are shattered And the walls and foundations crack They know that they can tear them down And build them again because they are secure-- Secure that Mother Earth would be there to hold them And she tried to keep them safe: She wanted to extend roots to tie her mass together But they paved over the ground and put up buildings So no tree nor bush could weave its way down Her aged skin had formed layers that had Taken millions and millions of years to harden But they eroded her with pipes that led to nowhere And drains that force fed her the soup of uncivilization She could not shut her doors nor close her windows She