Nature’s vague swipe at Irony
Pandora’s box was opened long ago
but Machine had eroded all hope.
Paradise lost to fire-mushrooms
Darwin’s monkeys virtually extinct
living like moles deep underground
tunneling toward the brink.
When all was lost
and matter went back to chaos.
From high Empyrean came forth
The Hammer of the Gods;
Nemesis, riding a falling star
brought forth the heavenly fire.
A divine wind bellowing
in her blazing skirt.
Clouds became as brightly lit stone,
as she fell with steaming vengeance
upon a cindered Earth.
And when at last, the light had faded
from the world…
found itself free and unhindered.
© P. Williams 2003