End Times

Posted July 18, 2010, at 8:07 p.m.

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain
burning with fire was cast into the sea:
and the third part of the sea became blood;
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died;
and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 
King James Bible, Revelation 8, viii-ix                              

after the blast
after the blazing tower
toppled into the ocean
an artery struck
so far down
black silent depths
Earth’s ancient treasure spilling
air heavy as water
water dark as blood
elements mixing
order returning to chaos
as prophesied ages ago
our pact with Mammon
plays out plays out
beyond our control

Christina Diebold of Bangor is a longtime Maine journalist.

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