Sonnet: After the Fall


Sometimes, it is difficult not to see
Th’entire planet dipped in tragedy —
Each spirit scrambling after petty pow’r
May be held but for one frenetic hour

Willing both love and logic sacrifice
Without stopping to think about it twice —
‘Tis simply true that if I do you in
I to myself the same wise do begin

For sure, directly after your own fall
Will come my own, then many, most, then all!
Yes — we have fallen, every one of us
From one another’s trust deserving of

Now, as we, one by one, our feet regain
Humanity will get back up again


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