Be with vindicable anger

consumed ; be ignited

by condign indignation ,for

the heat is on, the dreaded

prospect too near.

Blame not Hephaestus

Ra or Agni;

they endowed the universe

with its sparks of vitality,

the creative force and

its destructive counterpart

in one generative act combined.

You have been on your part

adding fuel to the fire,

burning the ground

under your feet, filling the air

with acridity,

tipping the existential scales

it is feared irrevocably.

In the precious moments

left, pulling all the stops

the cataclysmic steps reverse;

draw well back from the brink,

as survival is at stake.

29 June 2019