Is this a before/after moment?
Do we stand astride the chasm in history’s annals?
Renowned halls of learning echo,
fork-tongued ghost voices fill the pupil-less void.
Eyes search the ether for
the knowledge they can grasp, in absentia.
Minds are bookmarked in the gutter.
The faces that once faced others
are sterilized by the LEDs of screens.
Chemical antiseptic perfume wafts
on the winds of forsaken corridors.
Has life gone verso/recto?
Does past/future bifurcate here?
© 2020, Shelby Wilson
SHELBY WILSON is a high school AP English teacher from Amarillo, Texas. He holds a B.A. in English from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in English from West Texas A&M University. His work has appeared in Ink & Nebula, Sparks of Calliope, Celestal Review, and Madness Muse Press.