Ode to An Earthquake

Ode To An Earthquake (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s ’71.  I awake
In LA to a 6.6 quake.
I feel nothing but terror
And curse out my error
In moving here. What a mistake!

Note: I graduated from Cal Arts in 1971.  Great school, but I could definitely have done without that  terrifying earthquake.

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6 Responses to “Ode to An Earthquake”

  1. Noah says:

    Well, I’m glad you survived!

  2. I survived the same earthquake. My luck it was my second.
    Larry Clockwant

  3. Marc says:

    Young Rita could make her girth shake.
    Her walking could cause an earthquake.
    All her money she spent
    On desert and not rent,
    Since she found money was worth cake.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks for your comments everyone!

  5. Melanie Carbajal says:


  6. madkane says:

    Thanks, Melanie!