Industrial heritage

What is our heritage
What do we leave behind for our children
Huge metal cages
Corroded and reeking of desolation
Smearing the horizon with their blunt corners
Arabic digits numbering the corners
A geography of losers
Pyramids scraping the sky
The heritage of well preserved death
Preindustrial heritage but nevertheless
Up in the sky huge birds of metal junk graviting on our orbit
On the ocean, plastic islands are glueing the waves together
Deep, underground the human mole stopped the grinding
Nothing left to chew
Industrial heritage
Our heritage
Chernobyl, Fukoshima, Nagasaki, Hiroshima
Oh, our poisonous heritage
The atoms enraged will spit their electrons back in our faces
Most certainly, that is our heritage
Wars elegantly coated in inspirational motivation
Gas bombs
Napalm bombs
Manipulation lollipops
Bullets and circus
Fake news temples
Preachers of no tomorrow

4 thoughts on “Industrial heritage

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Quite a deeply moral work enlivened with flashes of the coruscating and the acerbic that are ever the hallmark of this singular Poet and their inimitable literary acumen.

  2. amitapaul

    A poem that expresses trenchant criticism of destructive nature of modern civilization and spells out the rapid and dooming progression of the Anthropocene.


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