The Falling Ash: or, The Ultimate Weapon – The Ultimate Sin

i walked through ash and ember
it was in late November
i saw the fall of the world
as it unfurled

it started with a mushroom cloud
and ended in silence so loud
that even birds were soundless
honoring a loneliness so boundless

ashen flakes fell to the ground
they piled up without a sound
that flake of ash was somebody’s kin
the ultimate weapon – the ultimate sin

About B Gourley

Bernie Gourley is a writer living in Bangalore, India. His poetry collection, Poems of the Introverted Yogi is now available on Amazon. He teaches yoga, with a specialization in pranayama, and holds a RYT500 certification. For most of his adult life, he practiced martial arts, including: Kobudo, Muay Thai, Kalaripayattu, and Taiji. He is a world traveler, having visited more than 40 countries around the globe.
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