The Heights was brought to its knees
The Jet crashed into the sea
No flumes could contain the tides
The land has drowned
Fire burns on water
Sand buries the dead
wander splintered boards
searching for their lost homes
ripped loose from their moorings
stampede down the streets
wild and spooked
Like a forgotten ferris wheel
minds whirl out memories
spinning round and round
with nowhere to go.
Hope everyone is faring OK after Sandy. We're fine here but my mother-in-law had to evacuate her home in Lavallette, NJ and has no idea if it's still standing or not. Lavallette is right down the road from Seaside Heights, which, you may have seen on the news, is completely devastated. Our family has been going to the boardwalk there for years, so it's been very eerie and sad.
Seaside Height Amusement park is in ruins after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Oct. 30, 2012.
Courtesy Tim Husar and Jan Humphreys
|Jet Star roller coaster hanging into the Atlantic Ocean in NJ (via NBC4)|