even the most civilized…


when it’s realized
the last ship is departing
leaving those behind
isolated forever
fear gives birth to anger’s mob


—Charles W. Martin © 2018


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One thought on “even the most civilized…

  1. Somehow, the CSN&Y song “Wooden Ships” comes to mind. Then an image from a foggy memory of an SF story of shiny spaceships lined up and taking off, while people struggle to board the few ships that have yet to seal the doors. Finally, the helicopter lifting off from the US Embassy in Saigon, with people hanging from the struts and other reaching up, trying to grab a handhold…

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