Nuclear Holocaust

“Doubt besets us, William. What will we feel in our hearts when the atomic light burns the retinas in their eyes and makes their skin blister? Will we empathize with their suffering or derive a morbid schadenfreudesque pleasure from their suffering?”
“I don’t care much at all, Siegfried. All I want is to see new starbirths in our sky and their awesome destructive power unleashed upon humanity!”
“I don’t know. I do hate the loss of human life, but the curiosity inside stirs my spirit in twisted expectation of the wanton wholesale slaughter, Will.”
“Let them burn. Let it all be consigned to the pyre of human folly!”

Vivid Nightmares

Dreamer oh dreamer, you –
who are paralyzed in terror by the conjurings of your mind –
whose mind’s eye sees the blood yet to be spilled –
the cries yet to be heard –
the suffering yet to be felt –
Embrace the whole that is you –
Blinding light of the Angel –
The fire and fury of the Beast –
They are you, you are them

You are just a fleeting existence,

A daemon who stirred the ocean of unlife,
Cursed to see the truths beyond the veil,
Cursed to sample the suffering yet to come,
Dwelling in the cracks between shadows,
A soulless tool, witness it,
witness it all,
For you can bear this burden,
So others won’t have to,

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