One Poem. One Planet. April 7, 2017

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7.
Tonight, cumulus clouds mound
in rubble heaps above the inlet

The gods have ruined
their city, their shining

halls and avenues of mist
all silent and deserted

In a hundred years from now
it will be hearsay

these same gods
ever composed a song

or planted fragrant gardens.
Our generation

will be gone, in our place we will
have left folded schematics

for locks and graveyards
filled with black lung

Then, in a thousand years from now
cumulus clouds will re-open

billowing white chrysanthemums
extinct beauty sailing out from myth

–Arlitia Jones, April 7, 2017

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