Careless Gods

Walk with me into this wretched place

to sift through refuse left behind by careless gods

heaped upon the altars we built to them

and strewn over the halls of their cathedrals

The candles are still burning on the high walls

casting shadows among the waiting ghosts

who go out each day to meet the sunrise 

and dissolve into it

All around are traces of the ancient ones

and far below us carvings in the bones of the world

speak of a way to call them back

So to the depths we must go

searching for those distant lost messages

in the eyes of sarcophagi in ransacked tombs

ready with chisels when we find the word walls

to tear them down and cast the dust further into insanity

Do you have a favorite genre to read? Is it the same or different from what you tend to write?

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4 responses to “Careless Gods”

  1. I read almost exclusively hard science fiction and modern poetry. But I write fantastical short stories, modern poetry, and erotic flash fiction. So… mostly no, I don’t read the same stuff as I write. I’d love to come up with the stuff these amazing writers do, but I’m just not that smart lol or learned, perhaps.

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