static imprints

I can connect
Nothing with nothing.

“The Waste Land: III. The Fire Sermon”, T. S. Eliot, 1922

“Cluster of Rats”, dated late 19th century

Denying greed’s influence on our myths
means we are buried in tragedy.
Obsession of scale has left us wading
in the sheer depravity of accurate detail.

All the morning newspapers land on the same headline.
Near future is the sound of a volcano exploding
five thousand miles away. Ripe tomatoes hang on the vine.
Children swing in the blue fading black darkness.

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