Euthenasia
2003 Jennifer Lyon

The thump- thump- thumping
Of internalized Nothing
An emptiness all around
And all within
Hear a pounding that will loose itself
In short duration
The planet shrivels up and
Iciness shoots through to the core
But there was no waste
Nothing for nothing
No need for apology or repayment
It was an equal exchange
Fewer days, hours, minutes, seconds
Oh, time is running out
No time to grab baggage
(There's enough as it is)
Belligerent madness and destitute
Crave a hungry mouth
Or an empty thing
Feeding in the moments
That time allows
How did this happen...
Who let it happen?

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