Kyrielle for 22 December 2012
This is the way the world begins.
Wake and breathe: a normal day.
We are not punished for our sins —
not just this moment anyway.
It might be safe to buy more food
and even stash a bit away
now that the world's not going to end —
well, not this moment anyway.
But can we now begin again?
Pollution hasn't gone away.
Carbon emissions still remain —
for this long moment anyway.
We cry out to whatever God:
'Now please deliver us!' we pray.
'In the beginning is the word —
Oh grant a new one, any way!'
My father, the agnostic, said:
'Do your own deeds, say your own say.
Each of us, thus, could save the world —
for one more moment, anyway.'
Redressing the collective sins,
we each must act on our dismay.
Is now when our new world begins?
Let's seize this moment anyway!
Submitted for dverse FormForAll #20
Theme inspired by LukePrater's Last Flush.