Deus Ex Machina?

Scorched out of existence
by fire glows hell. Giants
shamelessly feed on the
roasts of dead they kill.

Those who never care for
the air, the water, the land,
dig their way to wealth,
polluting with bombs.

Will they be sentenced in
the court of Gaia? The
innocents burn while
the giants feast.

The innocents ‘sacrifice’
for the Greater Good to
satiate the giants. Cities
crumble. Life shards.

Gaia unleashes Furies. Eons
ago, Titans self-destructed
warring — petty politics
or a lemming-ritual?

Can innocents survive
the Titans? Who are
the victims, the dead,
the mourners? Who dies?

Who survives? Can money
left without homo deus
outlive the last reckoning—
if there is a last reckoning?

Mitali Chakravarty founded an online site which has published its first hard copy anthology, Monalisa No Longer Smiles: An Anthology of Writings from across the World. She has recently brought out her first collection of poetry, Flight of Angsana Oriole: Poems and has an earlier book of humorous essays on living in China where she spent eight years, In the Land of DragonsRead other articles by Mitali.