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


The world is insane and I'm in writing therapy!

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7 comments on “No Second Sun – A Poem
  1. Wow–this is fantastic, Mike. My little lines inspired this? I am honored…

  2. Reblogged this on Susan Daniels Poetry and commented:
    Inspired in part by my apocalypse series I’m doing. Mike has some incredible poetry on his blog, threaded delicately between the rants–look for it, if you have not already done so.

  3. 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.

    • ruleofstupid says:

      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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