Shadow of the Tsunami

So much to say, never spoken
Though even the blind can speak
From a dam, partially broken
A breaking trickle begins to leak
As concrete seams let out whimpers
And towering walls cast a sigh
The volley continues upon the rafters
Creaking under rain-like thunder
Yearning to be rent asunder
I never knew what solemn fate
Would this rusted dam befall
Or how endlessly vast
Laid waters behind their crusted walls
Never did I fathom how fast
Hanging tears could fall
Across a dry cheek, cracked lips
Barely able to whisper a prayer
Dark heart, cracked open
Shows me the tsunami
Soon to drown me
I live in its shadow
Waiting for death
By deluge
Gasping for breath

– Shaykh Omar Hussaini