No plot here
no conspiracy though
it could’ve been probably
just good use of

man made himself
what are you so
surprised at this is
why homo sapiens
created god

suffering at their own hand
as only humans can
making a dive now
for chaos for ugly

the good ones
merely careless
while the roaring crowd
relishing declination
gives delusion its approval.

But I meant to talk
not about baseness
but the undone world
as I knew it rebuilt
with some degree of care
on ashes of past conflagration

now like a phoenix a golem
molded out of breath and ash
mixed to paste with every sort of fluid



– Diane Sophrin
  Vermont. 8.26.20



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