A Flashback To The Future

Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of Saint John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison.

— Heinrich Heine

It’s more a symptom of increasing class and income differentiation. The ultra-rich may be feeding roses and champagne to their racehorses, but that doesn’t mean we’re on the brink of an apocalypse.

— Bruce Sterling

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cortical hellfire

beaming confusion

twisted contorted

scrambled distorted

frequency barbwire

magmatic intrusion

of hot white noise

behind my eyes

raw heavy metal rust

remote supraluminal drunk memories

harsh

glaring

like a flashback to the future

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“New Ice Age!”

“Global Warming!”

“The end is at hand!”

“And we had it coming!”

“The twilight has come!”

“Civilization has failed!”

“This world will perish!”

“It’s the end of mankind!”

“It’s the Second Coming!”

“Judgement is imminent!”

“The cycle is nearing its end!”

“The end of the world as we know it!”

“We will suffer!”

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We are doomed!

– – – for how long?

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We are doomed!

– – – at how many times and places?

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We are doomed!

– – – in whose eyes?

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The end of the world as we know it!

– – – for how long still, my likeness in a blind mirror?

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initialise doom sequence

click edit

click erase

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– – – instant apocalypse of my mind !

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hellfire of my mind

beaming confusion

muffled twisted

like drunk memories

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Peter Bies © 2010

 

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