We Didn’t Know…

that it was the last gasp of our civilization.
lights flickered, then decayed like a candle flame in rising wax

that our cities would become lost cities.
crushed under the inexorable force of a chlorophyl-fueled army

that five billion was a killable number.
most of them never knowing why it was they had to die

 

If we’d have known…

we could have said good-bye.
we could have raged against fate.
it would have been all the more horrific.

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About B Gourley

Bernie Gourley is a writer living in Bangalore, India. He is currently writing his first novel entitled CHASING DEMONS. He is a martial artist, yogi, and world traveler.
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