Windows for Miracles (Türkiye and Syria) by Colleen Keating

 windows for miracles

After a baby was rescued  from the rubble 150 hours
after the  Türkiye and Syria earthquake 

windows for miracles
open hands dig
exposed in corruption and winter freeze
brute force against crushed
walls of concrete 

windows for miracles
rimy pictures extort tears   
tiny pockets of air save
and in renascence we all 
breathe humanity’s ache

windows for miracles
closed hard as steel shutters
trapped against meaning  
we scramble under rubble of news
grass and birds stone-walled

Colleen Keating