Tuesday, September 20, 2016

when the bombs fell

all of the time since
the radiation spread
we are ghosts of our planet
even as the future beckons
there is nothing left of us
but the radioactive steel and dust
cities and towns and villages
raped and pillaged by weapons
that Prometheus handed to our ancestors
without realizing the folly
he had no reason to trust us
we were less serious than court jesters
meant to make the monarchs laugh
our lives are nothing
and now there is nothing left
we walk upon the earth
the dispossessed
of life
and love