Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Last Dispensation


The Last Dispensation

Bespoke dust--a rib removed
and Adam choked on paradise
as Eve fell from favor; eyes open.

Knowledge is death.

The will of man confounded
and common speech confused
by an angry god; alas Shinar.

Pride cometh.

The law was torn in two
like the temple curtain
at the last exhale; my God.

It is finished.

Two thousand years of grace
covered the lower ground
of man’s last temple; Manhattan.

Allah Akbar.

A Mayan switch waits patiently,
oblivious to God, Babel and Allah,
to laws, grace and man; the dust calls

SMG

12 comments:

booguloo said...

Who does the clock tick for...

Eden Baylee said...

" ... of man’s last temple; Manhattan." I love this line.
Love how you summed up the history of the universe -
we are all dust after all, aren't we?
eden

Robert Gibson said...

This is powerful stuff ... I LOVE the poem's form - from beginning to end!

Teresa Marie said...

Wow, this is great! powerful poem.

Snowflakes said...

This is powerful.

;)

Crayfish said...

I love this poem - quite realistic yet prophetic

Erick Flores said...

It almost seems as a secondary source. Well written.

-Erick F.

The Orange Tree said...

way to go.

love your poetic muses,
happy rally.

Suzy said...

Awesome. loved the last verse.

Belva Rae Staples said...

The dusts calls out to us all. This is an interesting piece.

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