Indifferent Universe (a poem)

The universe is indifferent
Candles burn to completion
The sun and stars die

Riots in the cities – the first thing to burn
Is the gothic cathedral downtown,
Smoldering, scorched to the ground

Among the rubble, an elderly priest rummages for his rosary –
He is naked, flabby, his skin is badly burned.
Onlookers laugh manically –
The Devil rules the earth.

(Photo by Savarin Mashy on Unsplash)

4 thoughts on “Indifferent Universe (a poem)

    • Nick Pipitone August 12, 2021 / 8:47 am

      Thanks, Ashley! I’m not sure where this one came from. Just random free-writing.

  1. Terveen Gill August 13, 2021 / 9:21 am

    So dark. Cringeworthy. 🙂

    • Nick Pipitone August 13, 2021 / 9:34 am

      Thanks, Terveen! That was the intended effect!

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