Nothing Like It

What is like
a red giant star
big, powerful, dangerous
and unstable?

What is like
an automobile driven off a cliff
and halfway to the rocks
at the bottom?

What is like
a barrel of apples
with the whole lot gone bad
corrupt beyond redemption?

What is like
the city of Rome
with the Visigoths before the gates
and the sun going down in the west?

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.