In the haggard silence, there can be no words
A Â merciless anguish falls onÂ the sodden bodies
But comforting too, the Â bodies close
Pressed, crushedÂ together
They areÂ aÂ single throbbing wound
That can onlyÂ healÂ as one.
Of all the heartbreaking photos of the flooding disaster in Louisiana, last weekend (and there were so many), Â this one cries to me the loudest. Â The faces registerÂ shock, disbelief, loss, pain. Â And yet there are no tears. Â Old and youngÂ stand together, defiant, Â facing ahead Â in Â a solid show of will. Â Â Their common Â suffering has become the bond that will unite themÂ toÂ survive