No Second Sun – A Poem

This is a themed poem inspired by Susan Daniels (if you don’t know her, you should).

 

No Second Sun

We wait for an apocalypse

Swear or curse or pray at it

 

In this we are like the long buried

Still fearing our deaths

 

There was no consumption

In a murderous nuclear sun

 

There was no explosion

Just a million tiny breaths

 

A thousand every day

In a pathetic decay

 

As our minds turned to profit

And love was left

 

This is hell

 

This is heaven as well

 

This is all there is

 

We wait for an apocalypse

So fail to see it exists

 

Not in the universal

Or some phenomenal scale

 

It is the beggar in the street

The clenched fist

 

It is each time you buy

The easier lie

 

It is our spiritual song

Turned into a shopping list

 

Thought by word by deed we slip

Into the slow apocalypse

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  1. Before throwing out my arms and legs, hopping and raving all over the scene, screaming and singing “I loved that line”, let me ask: what did that line about turning our spiritual songs into shopping lists mean?
    Thank you, Panda. Nice to meet another animal. Enchanted Primate is the name. Followed your trail from Nobodysreadingme’s blog, which I followed from TrentLewin’d blog, who is also a monkey -Primate Lewin.

    1. Well, if I answer well, will you film the dance for me?
      It tries to say a lot; about how our spiritual needs are forgotten in the pursuit of material possessions, about the emptiness of cultural scripts and ‘creative enterprises’, and the dominance of money over real meaning. The magnificent song of humanity is being ground into empty tropes and robotic lives.
      Now dance!!

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