They told us we were safe.
Then without warning, came the floods.
We built walls to try to tame the sea
but no use
our lives dissolved in tidal waves.
Juliet Wilson is a writer, adult education tutor and conservation volunteer based in Edinburgh, UK. She edits the poetry journal Bolts of Silk. Her recent work has been published in Sketchbook, Notes from the Underground and Snake Oil Cure. She blogs at Crafty Green Poet: http://craftygreenpoet.blogspot.com