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Circadian Zeitgebers

Down the street at the corner, the sodium
Streetlight casts an eerie-yellow glow on the sidewalk

Below, a feint hissing sound emanating from escaped
Gasses. Up the stairs, just a few feet away, I'm narrating
A sequence of myself carrying a large kettle filled with

Chili, my look confident, my shirt spattered with
Bubbling sauce, unseen are the remnants of the


Blast...blood-stained parts of a little boy's shoes, fallen

Off as he crawled home, not quite to the door.
Sleeplessness, a byproduct of artificial LED lighting,


Where hand -held devices and
Computer screens disrupted tidal waves in our brains,
Leading to irrational decisions by our

Leaders, dooming
Civilizations not yet born,

New, 6-handed life forms were
Imported from other planets
Un-earthing gold and iridium, along

With relics from the 21st. century,
In an effort to more
Accurately erect memorials to a

Vanished society,





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A dream channeling the attempt at daily life amidst violent stress in numerous Countries around the world.

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Written on November 28, 2014

Submitted by jmarshallgoff on September 15, 2021

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