By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Image credit: Tasos Mansour @ Unsplash

In response to Sadje’s WHAT DO YOU SEE #133-MAY 9, 2022

It rained down
from the black sky above
liquid fire turning all it touched
to ash or blackened rubble and grotesque stumps
The trees screamed in agony as roots disintegrated away and the Earth shifted its course in response

Stone turned to white smoke
above us the ground shuddered
and trembled the walls of the ancient
cave heaved threatening to entomb us all within it
Noise of unbearable magnitude assaulted our ears
Great whirlwinds of burned debris crossed the ravaged land

Unknown days passed by in terrified silence
Untold atrocities and suffering slowly eased and stopped
Earth came to rest in a new space a new place orbit slowing
Darkness that had prevailed gave way to radiant arcs of star-shine the bright tendrils of light and warmth surrounded the spinning orb the end had come quickly and violently and a glowing new beginning begun


  1. Sadje says:

    What a moving story Ami. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jaya Avendel says:

    How beautiful and soulful this imagery is! I love the language and tone. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Jaya. Your praise means a great deal to me. 🙏

      Liked by 1 person

  3. You created s very bleak scenario so effectively! Fantastic imagery, Ami.

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  4. Thank you for the read, support and compliment my friend! 😊


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