Prophecies and Points West

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1.

Welcome to no time,
apotheosis of gone.
Welcome to the presence
of no-
thing—

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annihilation . . .

2.

Armies on plains.
Rivers of blood.
Lakes of fire.
Ponds of penumbras.

The usual end stuff.
No, it never works
the way we thought;
that’s one thing we
know from the past

and the prophets.

3.

It’s not as we expected.
Which is what we expect.

It never works
that way. Or

that other way
we thought.

It’s one thing we know:
that it’s not as we expect.

4.

The words, the texts at
the end of the world . . .

Lakes, rivers, armies.
Plains, blood, fire . . .

All that elemental
falderal . . .
5.

Then it’s a bus
to get on late
at night for go-
ing “and points West.”

6.

No, the end won’t be hate.
No, the end won’t be killing.
No, it won’t be in words we know.

Or what we thought. Or expect.

The texts at the end of time.

It’s never those old prophecies,
or how we expect expecting.

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