There Is A Devil In Me

There is a devil in me

That longs for the end of this world.

A devil that delights in the prospect,

Now, it turns out, quite imminent,

Of the whole of this jumbled shit heap

That we call Civilisation,

Tumbling down,

Destroyed by its sheer weight

And lack of self-awareness.

There is a devil in me

That will laugh and dance

On the useless dead screens

On the day the lights go out.

A devil in me that will

Make beautiful sculptures

From the burnt-out husks

Of cars that were torched

When the oil dried up.

A devil that will enjoy hearing

The pained whimpering

Of the bankers, politicians and heads of industry

Finally forced to confront

A cold night outdoors,

A night for which

They never prepared.

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