There’s unreality in this isolation –
survivalists buy ammo, preparing for what?
In ancient times, this was an act of God –
a scourge caused by our sinfulness,
we’d bow at altars and beg for forgiveness.
Today, we fear nothingness.
Can we prevent self-destruction?
We have a capacity for kindness but an
unending self-loathing and thirst for violence
that will swallow us whole one day.