By Alphonse M Huvi
I see the sea shore washed away like the bulldozer clearing the land I watched in agony as the treasured trees nearby were washed away like logging taking place Like a marbles clanging against each other, the pebbles rejoiced over the splashing salt water Sea waves rushing towards the land like nobody’s business Where have all the herons gone? Where were the eagles that flew high in the sky like the aeroplanes? Where are the sea weeds that were nutritious? My face is sunbathed by the salt spray like lotion applied to my Amazon forest skin My eyes looked longingly to the horizon like a compass searching for a lost ship I am engrossed with the cool breeze surfing through my body like cleansing water Where was the beautiful tallis shady tree that once stood here? Where was that bent pandanus tree that had leaves hanging like ropes towards the sea? Where was the magnificent coconut tree that I once quenched my thirst from its coconut juice? I caught sight of the brownish bush near the beach that looked like burnt forest The naked trees standing barren without leaves like shameless beings The natural surrounding becoming more transparent like a mirror Where was this once greenish beautiful environment? Where are those pebbles like marbles of all shapes? Where in the world are we heading to?