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Ashes



SJENSEN(C)2021


STANDING ON THE STAGE

DAY BECOMES NIGHT

FIRE RAINS DOWN

ASHES FALL ALL AROUND

WALKING OVER SKULLS

BLOOD RUNS LIKE A RIVER

ECLIPSED MOON IS BLACK

ETERNALLY LOST

AIM FIRE WIND

ALL IS INCENDIARY

DOWN THEY ALL GO

ASHES TO ASHES

DUST TO DUST

FLOATING ON THE WIND

THE STAR SUPERNOVAS

AND THE LIGHT GOES OUT

THE SHIPS WATCH AS EACH

ARE ENGULFED ONE BY ONE

EACH TRYING TO OUT MANEUVER

THE LAST ONE FLARES

THE WARP ENGINE

AND POOFS ON THE

OTHERSIDE A BRIGHT

BLUE WATERY PLANET

FLASHING ON THE SCREEN

IT SAYS TERRA

THEY STARE SO HOW MANY

DAYS DOES THIS ONE HAVE

ITS HALF WAY FROM THE FRINGE

TO THE CENTER

SO PROBABLY 100 THOUSAND LIGHT YEARS MAYBE

WE TO THEM WILL BE

GODS THEY WILL HATE US

EVENTUALLY...

IS THE PRISONERS STILL LOCKED

YES THE MACHINE

SHOUTS...AS THE RED

LIGHT FLASHES AND

THE SHIP DESCENDS

IT CRASHES IN TO THE EARTH

HUGE CRATOR FORMS

AND A GIANT TREE ENGULFED

IN FLAME TURNS INTO

INSTANT BASALT

AS THE SHIP SLICES THE TOP OFF

IT CRASHES TO THE GROUND

MAKING JAGGED MOUNTAINS

THE DISK NOW SHATTERS

INTO A ZILLION PIECES

THE PODS OPEN

AND EACH PRISONER

DOOR UNLOCKS

FREE AT LAST THEY

SAY WE CAN FINALLY

CONTROL AND TERAFORM

MAKE THIS OURS

AND THOSE LIKE US

ALL FALL TO EGOTISTICAL GREED

EVENTUALLY BUT ONE

AND SHE WALKS TO

AN ISLAND AND SLEEPS

A FEW MILLION YEARS

THEN WAKES FROM

THE CRYSTAL THE

ONLY ONE LEFT

SHE SEEKS OTHERS

LIKE HERSELF...

BEFORE THIS LAND

BECOMES ERADICATED

LIKE THE REST ON THE

NEXUS LINE CUS ONE

LIL MISTAKE HE MADE

COUNTLESS WARS AND STRUGGLES

CENTURIES PASS

AND TIME ALLOWS

FOR THINGS TO FORGET

UNTIL THAT DAY COMES

SHE WALKS THE EARTH

FROM A TO O

ALPHA TO OMEGA

THE STAR WARRIOR

SAYS GOODBYE

TO LOVE AND HELLO

TO THE LAST

REINCARNATION

ITS TIME...


...

DREAMS

FLOAT IN AND OUT

SIGH...



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