“The Great Collapse”

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT COLLAPSE

 

The Surity of War
inevitable like death
approaching
the dripping glowing
finger of god
writing on walls
only not for everyone.

The Great Collapse
coming soon
theaters near and far
thrills chills sights
never before or
again known
only in the bones.

Time Speeds Up
sometimes they say
grains and ticks
marks notwithstanding
the shadows too
play tricks
only when they want.

The Patina of Time
who’s to say if
your time is my time
when it’s my time
I’ll know or
maybe not
only time will tell.

The Blackest Humor
can’t save us now
nothing can
I am afraid
the smell is too familiar
if your nostrils
are open
only to the stench.

It’s Never They
say the same
twice and so
it’s all new
now although
flashbacks and premonitions
only proclaim the obvious.

 

– Diane Sophrin.
  Vermont, 12.25.19

 

 

 

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PRESENT CONTINUOUS – POEMS & OTHER WRITINGS

 

“Chronicle of Logs” (1.7.20)

 

“When White is Black” (1.3.20)

 

“The Great Collapse” (12.25.19)

 

“This Should Mean Something – X”  (11.26.19)

 

“Like a Halo – II”  (12.26.19)

 

“Zigzag of Resurrection – II”  (11.18.19)

 

“Lucidity” (11.9.19)

 

“Frozen”  (10.22.19)

 

“When – III”  (10.18.19)

 

“Time – II”  (9.18.19)

 

“Fledgings”  (8.31.19)

 

“Nero”  (8.24.19)

 

“Triumph” (7.28.19)

 

“Rats in White Hamelin-Town – II”  (7.28.19)

 

“No Holiday – VII” (Ünneptelenül)  (6.28.19)

 

“Great Illegibles”  (3.17.19)

 

“Intersection”  (3.16.19)

 

“Big Lie – III”  (2.27.19)

 

“Audacity of Pitch – VI”  (2.27.19)

 

“Swiftly, Swiftly – VI”  (2.26.19)

 

“All”  (2.20.19)

 

“Siftings – X”  (2.18.19)

 

“Pull – V”  (12.29.18)

 

“Willing – III”  (12.25.18)

 

“Illumination – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“Welcome – II”  (12.15.18)

 

“We Can Call It Wisdom”  (11.6.18)

 

“Book of Chaos – II”  (10.16.18)
“A Káosz Könyve”  Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“What’s Shriveling Under This Sun – II”  (10.14.18)

 

“Kilos of Truth”  (8.3.18)

 

“Scraping Around”  (7.24.18)

 

“Silence”  (7.14.18)

 

“Whiteness (Ode to A & R)”  (6.24.18)

 

“Heat”  (5.1.18)

 

“Blue”  (4.30.18)

 

“Swinging”  (4.3.18)

 

“Mine”  (3.14.18)

 

“Winter Storm Revisited”  (2.18.18)

 

“Running”  (2.16.18)

 

“Prowl”  (2.10.18)

 

“Ice and Allegiance”  (1.25.18)

 

“Free Agency”  (1.23.18)

 

“Reading poems”  (1.16.18)

 

“Desperate ones”  (1.16.18)

 

Doubt”  (1.16.18)
“Kételkedni”  Hungarian translation by Ferenc Takacs

 

Unwanted Gift  (1.16.18)

 

“Wrestling with Angels”  (1.9.18)
“Harc Az Angyalokkal” – Hungarian translation by Tamás Baranyi

 

“Too Late”  (1.3.18)

 

“Messenger”  (1.1.18)

 

“Sotto Voce”  (12.27.17)

 

“Miracles”  (12.24.17)
“Csodák” – Hungarian translation by Győrgy Orban

 

“Old Story”  (12.20.17)

 

“Words”  (12.20.17)