Shaky Isles

Our shaky isles are
shuddering
juddering
scuddering
on earth’s heaving
molten fiery core,
cold hard rock jutting
above earth’s vast oceans.

Our shaky isles are
wiggling
jiggling
joggling
as we eat dinner
watch TV read papers
send evening emails
from home computers.

Our shaky isles are
vibrating
grating
graunching
their rocky crusty shards
as they split over surging
boiling magma welling up
receding, grinding between
vast sliding rocky plates.

Shaky Isles