Brushmarks

Brush marks of time tell When
But not How,
Tell us What, but not Why.
Scurry scurry in the frozen
Crystals of time
Hurry hurry before the next decline.
Before we are only
Brush marks of time.

What Great Civilisation is next
To walk the Fated path
Of Glorious Empire and then
Fall, as the Pattern ordains?
Our Great Age approximated
Carbon-dated, debated upon
And lectured on.

Our debauchery and crime
To which we are so willingly blind
Is the downfall of Babylonia,
Of Rome. City after city,
Age after age,
Our true eyes do not see
The rhythmic undulation
Of History’s waves.

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  1. HelmutWirth

     /  October 31, 2012

    well spotted Heidi, the imprint of Rome on today; very PK Dick: very Valis, very UBIK, very Philip K Dick. hm we are imprinted with him, with his thoughts, it just goes on and on… what genius

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