Tuesday, 7 July 2009

-- they fell --

tonight the stars fell from the sky

rained down, terrified, tails ablaze

liquid fire, studding the smouldering earth


could not withstand

the gravitational pull

of the planet

Newton’s discovery made potent

by the world’s misery combined


and as the final drop of hope

dried to a grain of despair

the heavens were overwhelmed


some say they did not fall –

they jumped; dove head-first

to their extinction

ancient witnesses grown weary of all they saw

seeking only to find a way

to end

their nightly visions

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