A twitch in the weather

can upend houses,

blow down cities,

crumble lives.

Please send help.

Bring comfort to those in need,

reassurance, shelter,

the ways and means to regroup.

Be with them as they sift the rubble,

salvaging what can be salvaged.

Bring ease to those who have lost

to the capricious sky

something precious.

Though their lives be shaken,

let their faith remain steadfast.