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Monday, 5 June 2017

Periodicity by Shenbei Fan

The bosoms of the universe
Spawn a watchful Clock
Eager to end all life
Scorch the Earth with fire
And butcher the soul of man
But it waits, ponders, waits…

The Clock will remain ticking
When evil deeds are done
By mortals upon mortals
Forgiving yet never forgetting
The atrocity of cellularity

The Clock will remain ticking
When lives are lived and wasted
On trite gestures and finite causes
The cunning maker of regret
With boundless room for “sorry”
Never forgetting yet always forgiving…

The Clock will remain ticking
When light becomes darkness
Becomes light becomes…
Like an eternal cyclic wave
Blind to the human psyche
And freed from mortal chains

Everything new will one day become old
And life will be un-born
Earth will be un-created
But the Clock will remain ticking

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