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Apocalypse Now

The bodies are piling up
as past becomes present
victims and survivors
of another Day of the Dead

by innocence,
by grief
by failure,

to protect,
to police,
the failure
of lawmakers,
the elected
and electors.

All of them failed.
All of them opened the boxes
and let the witches fly out,
the evil ones,
not the healing ones

so now we cry out,
we victims
who survived.

You failed us
failed us
failed us.

Even the dead whisper an echo
that only the deaf will hear.


Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality.