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After the Fall

 

(for my daughters)
 

Possibility of Human Extinction Still “Dangerously Unexplored”: Study
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So what
comes after
today’s
debacle
and tomorrow’s
disaster?
 
Some dearth
of mirth
dry famine
of laughter
As we move
from now
to the dun
hereafter?
 
Grim are
the oracles
silent
the soothsayers
the hoi polloi
wrap themselves
in fulminating
prayers
 
*
 
They that
bought us
here
they that
fought us
here

 
They that
wrought us
here
they that
brought us
here

 
What will
they have to
say?
Did they not
think they
too are
swept away?
 
*
 
Here is the
irony
it will be
democracy
it will be
equality
it will be
fraternity
 
When all of
us shall fry
bad worse
plain villainous
all of us
shall
____
 
World returned
to peace
again
with nothing
left between
 
The sombre
earth
and the
somniloquent sky

 
[©R.Kanth2022]
 
Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda, A Day in the Life, and Expiations
 

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