Posts Tagged 'Poetry'

The end of the world

All my life I’ve dreamed of the apocalypse.
When I was a child I barred the doors
and windows against the invasions
that came when I slept.

Now that I’m grown
I still dream that it’s coming
I pack a bag and flee,
home is no longer a refuge.

When I’m awake I believe it will come
in slow small steps, unnoticed,
until it’s too late to get away.

Today I saw it
in the bodies of children
sleeping in the forest,
sprawled in town squares
on the other side of the world.

Then I turned and looked and knew
that it’s been here
all the time
behind me.

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inspirations

Grasshoppers come to the shelter of our staghorn fern to shed their skins. Today is my birthday and this almost complete shell seems like a powerful symbol of new beginnings. #newlife #newbeginnings #metamorphosis #goodbyeoldlife After the rains After the rains #mothernature #mushrooms #lifecycle After the rains #mothernature #jewelledbeetle #dillflower
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