Harvest Moon

By dwells

Wisdom, like the phases of the moon;
to wax and wane between periods of darkness.
Quaking in the cave of terrors.
Pondering the future forms it must assume
when the Light returns.

Knowing it will be irrevocably changed.
To judge the past, yet again,
with a baleful eye cast skyward.
Beasts of our field of fears.

Safety in the prisons of our vainglorious expertise.
Guessing at dire futures with each data driven approximation.

Unheralded, the epiphany arrives,
and the cyclical wisdoms all agree:
it was for naught.
Doomed by the opiate of our ignorance.

And perhaps that is as it should be,
before the final harvest –
while the universe shrugs…
 

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Copyright 2020 dwells
Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020.     Filed under: "Philosophical" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Hey! This don't rhyme!! Some predictable prose.
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  • Divine hell On Monday, June 1, 2020, Divine hell (272)By person wrote:

    This makes me think of today's misinformation and the chaos that insues coming to a head. - DH

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Sunday, May 24, 2020, TropicalSnowstorm (1778)By person wrote:

    I liked this one very much, the notion of impending oblivion while the universe shrugs in indifference... gaze into this mirror, you will live or die quite independent of the number of likes and retweets. With the next upgrade to html, no one will even be able to find evidence of them again. Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • carlosjackal On Thursday, May 21, 2020, carlosjackal (2579)By person wrote:

    Yes! More non-rhyming poems please, Dan. I’m keeping this one :)

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