Resting here at the corner of past and f

Planned Obsolescence


shine brightly

while there is light - burn

flicker and burn

you will dim

you will glow

you will brighten

and then you will flicker

and burn

and pop

and once again dim; flicker out.

       …and then, burst back on -

spark, reignite

stoke fires in the human soul


be the mystery of a refrigerator bulb

the agreement of a green traffic signal

a halogen hello

an expanding universe

until one day the light goes out

and does not come back on.

but you shone like some incandescent human nova

like some radiant holy ghost

and you helped blind the world to darkness.



-   M.T. Evans | 2020