From Anna Samuel-Eshete

From Anna Samuel-Eshete

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BOILING, BURSTING, BUBBLING;
BLASTING CENTRE, SEETHING MAGMA, HEAVING,
SULPHURED SORCERY, NONE BELIEVING,
PUSHING ..TO.. THE SKY,

FIRE AND WATER, VOLVIC HISS.
ICE AND MOLTEN MATTER KISS,
EXPLODING NAGASAKI THIS.
PLUMING ..UPWARDS.. OF THOUSANDS ..OF FEET.

CLOUD AND ASH SURGE HIGHER AND HIGHER.
PYROMANIC TOWER OF FIRE.
WHY CAME THIS ATOMIC PYRE ?
CARBUNKLED.. CORTEX,.. PUSTULE ON EARTH,

PISHING AND PUSSING PUTRID DISPLAY,
GALACTIC ROCKETS, ARE UP AND AWAY,
HERE TO DISCHARGE FOR A YEAR AND A DAY.
CARRYING.. EXPLODED ..DUST.. AND DEBRIS;

CHARCOAL WITH ASH, BLACK AND BROWN.
WHAT’S GOING UP WILL HAVE TO COME DOWN !
WILL WE BE SAFE IN OUR LITTLE TOWN ?
SOME.. ASTHMATIC PEOPLE ..ARE GROUNDED ..AND HIDDEN

FROM SULPHURY GASES, DEADLY, SPARKLING WITH GLASS
SO FRAGMENTED, FOR POWDER WOULD PASS
TO OUR LUNGS, UNRETRACTING, EVIL AS GAS.
WE.. BREATHE IN ..A RAINBOW,

THROUGH WHICH PLANES SHOULD NOT FLY.
A SURGING HEAVING POWER IN THE SKY,
SPRINKLED ASH ON MY CAR, IN WIND PASSING BY.
I SANG ..IN THAT AIR, ..NOT A THOUGHT ..NOT A CARE.

I PARKED UP MY CAR, STRONGLY SUN FACING.
FINE PRISMS OF GLASS, AS DIAMONDS REFRACTING.
ALL OF THE COLOURS, THEIR PAYMENT EXACTING.
SPREAD ..ON MY WINDSCREEN,.. COVERED ..ALL OVER,

BEJEWELLED AND BEDAZZLED, A MAGIC DISPLAY,
THAT SPARKLED AND GLITTERED FOR OVER A DAY,
WHILE AS i TRAVELLED, BLEW / FADED AWAY.
WILL THIS ..COUGHING … EXPEL ..THE GLASS ..IN MY LUNGS?

THE SHOW TIME OVER, THE ASH PATTERN STAYED.
UNKNOWN CHEMISTRY EARTHWARD HAD STRAYED.
RAIN WET AND ASH GREASY PATTERNS DISPLAYED.
BLOTCHING MY MIND………………… WITH ARTISTIC THOUGHT.

© Anna Samuel-Eshete 2010

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