Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Numbers

are so difficult to grasp:

22,000 dead
41,000 missing
hundreds of thousands starving


Cyclone Nargis blew in like a storm of numbers

twelve-foot storm surge
ninety-five percent of houses destroyed
one million homeless


drowning in a sea of numbers
and they just make you numb
clinging to life-raft numbers while the tide goes out
and whispers help

help

help


Donate to International Burmese Monks Organization
Other aid agencies accepting cyclone relief donations

4 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow.

Cloudscome said...

This is really just unimaginable! I keep trying to picture it but it boggles the mind. I've sent a donation and now I am just praying the relief supplies from all over get to the ones who need it most.

Jill said...

That is more than my province population of homeless>!!

artpredator said...

blew in like a storm of numbers

i like that--great!