Behind Blue Blight #Haiku #Poetry

A haiku written by Lee Sonogan

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And so I sit on the dunes in my carefully mismatched clothes, hour after hour, day after day, frozen in my looking back. ‘Do not look behind you…lest you be swept away.’ That is what scripture say. Only there is nowhere for me to look but back. No future. No redemption. Like Lot’s wife, I am turned to salt, my tired eyes trained on the blue-gray horizon, where sea meets sky, where my yesterday’s met my tomorrows, a ragtag eccentric, watching and waiting for something that never comes. – Barbara Davis

Turquoise despondent,

The Who going mobile,

Azure astringent.

We are only chance visitants to this jungle of blind mutations. The natural world existed when we did not, and it will continue to exist long after we are gone. The supernatural crept into life only when the door of consciousness was opened in our heads. The moment we stepped through that door, we walked out on nature. Say what we will about it and deny it till we die we are blighted by our knowing what is too much to know and too secret to tell one another if we are to stride along our streets, work at our jobs, and sleep in our beds. It is the knowledge of a race of beings that is only passing through this shoddy cosmos. – Thomas Ligotti

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