Things you could not have divined or imagined
Are now a dystopian reality
There’s not much left of humanity –
Was this predestined?
Or was this always the nature of your God
Of superior intelligence
And advanced technology
Who belonged not in a church but in a laboratory?
These strange times would be fascinating to you –
War of the World – Episode Two…
The chances of anything comparing to SARS
Was a million to one – they said.
So, it’s a shame really that you’re dead
And every time I hear that soundtrack I’m all the way back
To the smell of hot leather in the emerald Capri –
A misremembered German landscape scrolling past like the credits
At the end of my childhood.