Unforeseen Events

All at once nature was old;
It touched the roots of gold–
And darkness, made of light,
Cast a shadow vast as night.

Soldiers wouldn’t fight.
Drones got lost in flight.
Artists grew so cold
Marble left them unconsoled.

All at once we saw
In each a universal flaw:
Earth was a child
Born to be reviled.

Believers couldn’t believe,
Mourners couldn’t grieve.
Warmongers went to hell
For the sin of living well.

Politicians couldn’t lie.
Polluters wouldn’t try.
Everything went opposite
The direction of profit.

All at once the earth died;
Civilization, left untried–
And darkness, made of night,
Cast a shadow vast as light.

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