Fin de Siecle

Trailing in the wake of Lions,

Hyenas come to feast on the carcass

of someone else’s name;

Shattered windows,

Burned out cars,

Looted Stores,

Toppled statues;

Triumphant Vandal hordes

breaking the gates of Rome,

trampling its glories,

defecating on Temple steps;

Anarchy like lava

spewing from a volcano’s maw

shrouding the days

in its ashen nights

and its silence drowning our screams.

3 thoughts on “Fin de Siecle

  1. Nalini Srivastava

    A powerful narrative on recent voilence being spewed on streets.I could almost experience the groans of the wounded and feel raging fires across the streets…

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