the offworlding

September 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

the offworlding 

the chain of belonging
broken –  the time
to go had arrived
and there
below it all

a dirge of
disturbances to come
was being
sung in sonar
as the dolphins 
readied themselves
for leaving

after having
tried to warn
tried to break
the barrier
having seen for too long
men admiring themselves in
the dampened eyes of Ghia
no remorse lay
within them 
for a world laid
to waste by them

by their own hands 

a subfrequency howl
of mourning would
too late be felt
by them now
begging for another generation
to set to right
the wrongs inflicted
  
just behind
their darting eyes,
narrowed from the searing
hatred for themselves,
lay visions of healing 
never to manifest
as the
offworlding began 

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