Saturday, December 22, 2012

A short lesson on time

“What have you heard?”

“You know, the usual word:

Assassins and bio-weapons

Proliferating, but nothing

Specific.  We’re probably

Safe here for a time.”

“Or half a time, I’m

Inclined to believe.

Even less, perhaps.

Have you seen the size

Of them in the streets

At night, frightening

Joggers and dog-walkers?

How can you say ‘nothing specific’?”

“Nothing specifically new, I meant.

We’ve always heard wolves

Howling not far from here.

It is what we’re used to.

But go out in the sunlight

Tomorrow morning and you’ll see

Peace reigning and time suspended.”

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