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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