stood still watching/waiting.

stood still watching/waiting.

so the earth stood still
       or the nation did,
who remembers?
has the time to?
we are sequestered
in our own little worlds,
who wants out?
or has the energy for the
who sucked the joy out
       of being human?
who has eyes for beauty
or has the time to?

so the earth stands still
       or nations do
       and sometimes crumble
as empires are intended to
once the emperor’s grasp squeezes
       too tightly
       around the citizens’ necks,
who must then decide
to also stand still
       or start a revolution.

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