When The Histories Speak Of Revolt

Misfortune comes in sets of threes,

but recently I’ve lost count of the omens

darkening these skies.

 

Understanding is important,

but so is justice, and memory to carry change

past the span of sympathetic anger.

 

All power in this world is man-made,

the bricks still sticky with greased fingerprints.

We were supposed to know better.

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8 Comments

  1. my mom use to tell me omens or signs come in 3s and I always wondered where she got that information. An old wives tale? the bible?

  2. I like the way you used the three times three triplet structure to emphasise the opening line, Carol. Three is not only a magic number, a perfect number, but also ominous, and it’s a recurrent number in the bible. I love the metaphor of the omens darkening the skies, and the lines:
    ‘All power in this world is man-made,
    the bricks still sticky with greased fingerprints.’

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