21 December 2012

Michael Peach

If, as astrologers have always thought,
Man’s psychic state’s reflected in the stars,
And if, as Israel’s prophets clearly taught,
Collective deeds control his "fate" (not Mars
Nor God Himself, who orders us to choose
Between the good and evil in our souls;
Thus giving us the power to keep or lose
The world: to save her forests or melt her poles),
This dreaded day, when Sun and Earth align
With the black hole which is the very core
Of our deep galaxy, may be a sign
The final chance has come to heed that law.
   Unless we opt for light instead of dark,
   I fear this date the tipping point will mark.

21 December 2009

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