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Apocalyptic Visions

Apocalyptic Visions

By: Shane Cogan

Earths red crust shudders

Skyline crackles purple forks

Famine feet flurry

My willow tree scorched

Lunar eclipse eternal

Barefoot beach walk dream

Volcanic ash views

A black season treelines crunch

Whimpered solo bark

Stagnant water tea

Pungent roots and herbs galore

Humanless abyss

The Kraken


By: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.