Volatility

April 3, 2018

The Fire Inside Externalizes Itself

Filed under: Climate Crisis, Dance of Death, Disaster Capitalism, Poetry, Tower of Babel — Russell Bangs @ 12:15 pm

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The fire and hate inside
Now drive the fire outside.
The city’s galvanism, spasm, convulsion set trees aflame,
Send floods coursing, mountains tumbling,
Infinite surges from the sea scour the coasts clean.
All plagues thought buried return,
And the new plagues join them.
 
The fire outside rushes across vast spaces
To expand the ecstasy and hate of the fire inside.
All now in livid boils
Burns all you hate, all you fear, all you can’t live within, all you must die without.
 
Kinetic fire now will break all the bottlenecks,
The log-jam too tight to break free of itself
Can only be burned.
 
 
 
 
 

2 Comments

  1. “The nations raged but Your wrath has come, and the time for judging the dead, for rewarding Your servants, the prophets, and the saints and all who fear Your name, both small and great;
 and for destroying those who destroy the Earth.” Revelations 11:18

    Comment by Joseph Patrick Quinn — April 3, 2018 @ 12:56 pm

    • “Destroying those who destroy the Earth” – one of my favorite lines in the Bible. Especially those who murder trees.

      Comment by Russ — April 3, 2018 @ 4:34 pm


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