God was in one of his moods
Lightning seared the mountaintops
Bilious gases erupted in the seas
The earth opened and swallowed cities
Sacrifice a son? For what?
For that pathetic string of snot
Befouling my blue pearl?
Fate, serene, unmoved
Merely kept her gaze
Focused on the navel
Of heaven and earth
You banished them from their birthright
Sent them tumbling, willy-nilly
into the blackness
Of their own hearts
Into deathless ruination
Now some part of your immortal spark
must suffer anguish and die
But I’ll make the bastards pay!