Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm not unaffected

by the misery of the world

but there is a certain detachment

as I sit and watch the world

settle its accounts

and those who thought

they had no part in it

but their inadequacy in the face

of some divine imperative

get a bill they cannot hope to pay off

except with their suffering

pain may be universal

and our capacity to suffer

is ours alone

and in the mass privations

of this apocalypse

each of us fill our space

in the grand puzzle

that we accept as some grand Plan

well...have it so if you will...

everything lies in the hands

we turn palms down

or up depending on our understanding

will you be up? will you be down?

this is the judgement

and this is your penance

I sit here with my own load of woes

no different than anyone else's

and I also awaiting the casting of divine lots

I also await the outcome and the price...

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