As a soothsayer spoke of your demise today.
Beneath Thracian tombs defiled by Romans
Djinns scour crypts seething with flies today.
Mystics decipher koans whispered
In zephyrs rife with lisps & sighs today.
Plumes of smoke are roiling above pyres
From where flocks of phoenixes rise today.
Clans of nomads are possessed by demons
Sages were dispatched to exorcise today.
Cassandra dreams of ships gliding on waves of fire-
An omen of war the sea’s repose belies today.
A wraith’s shrieks reverberate through caverns
In an echo the raving wind amplifies today.
The immense shadows of soaring wings melt
As condors are subsumed in the sunrise today.
The litanies of prophets are echoing in caves
As whirlwinds form in Elijah’s eyes today.