Friday, March 6, 2015

Overread at the Counter: Poem of the Day: Nahum to Nimrud

Nahum predicted the
destruction of Nineveh,

but the haters say that he wrote it
after the Thebes and Babylonians.

Immaterial.   Every city will be
destroyed, eventually, one day.

Every prediction of a downfall, thus,
is true. It's all in the timing.

Timing of the bulldozers,
driven by madmen, hellbent on

destroying Nimrud.   A tiny
ancient city in the desert.

Dust returns to dust, and our
history loses its shape.

We become formless, we become void.
Released into desert sands, we


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