Alexander Zendeh

Deafening Silence

Silence follows the atomic blast.
The chaos of the world winds to its end. As with all things,
Those that sought to protect themselves
Only brought about their destruction.
The vast darkness of the world shelters Arthur as he emerges.
To see the iridescent faultless stars through the dust.
The elegant lamps float above, guiding his thoughts from the scorched
landscape
And diminish his dreads and calm his old dying heart.
Soot laden flakes begin to fall
Gently caressing his cheeks, they bring him back to the cool pleasures of life
The hollow earth slowly slips from him.
He thinks back to himself, humans must witness their own destruction
Before they are capable of growing.
Like a child touching the burning stove
To learn that it is too hot for him to handle.




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