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Philistine World Philistine World
by Nikos Laios
2015-09-02 10:13:13
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Philistine World

The
Climbing
Caves
Hovered
Above
The urban
Jungle
Against the
Blue sky.

img_0993_waxen_wings_400To the
Sounds
Of crackling
Gunfire and
Artillery shells
Pounding the
Crumbling walls;
The screeching,
Twisting metal
Tearing at
The sun.


As they
Scurried
Among the
Smoke-filled,
Bloodstained
Rubble,scooping
Up handfuls of
Water from cloudy
Puddles,picking
At stale bread
Crumbs.

The glowing
Tracer fire
Flashing
Overhead
Lighting up
The green
Climbers
That clung
To the climbing
Caves,with
The Red and
Orange algae
Stuck to the
Rock walls
Like orphaned
Children.

As their
Haunted
Faces lit up
In the darkness
Of their caves
Like a Goya
Painting;
Illuminated
By a single
Candle flame
As they
Waited.

They
Couldn't
Remember
When they
Stopped;
Stopped
Thinking,
And
Dreaming.

When
The love
Of ideas
Was once
As important
To them as
The very act
Of breathing.

But
That was
The bygone
Age of their
Grandparents.

They had
Time to
Ponder this
Question
Over the smoking
Ruins of their
Microwave,
Minute-noodle,
Big brother,
Hollow
Andy Warhol
World.

The
Silhouette
Of their
Mediocre
Philistine
Age,pressed
Sharply against
The blue
Sky.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios


   
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