“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” – Thomas Fuller
Everything is broken,
From a gash in the sky
To towers of freedom
Crumbling, to unspoken
Hatred now let free to fly.
Everything is broken:
Windows of light shattered,
Throats rubbed raw responding
To charlatans brought to power;
O, how kind words used to matter!
Everything is broken now,
Yet I vow to fight, rebuild and renew
Or die in the struggle, for
Justice must never be cloaked in
Fear, nor evil allowed
To achieve a brutal, mindless coup.