A quake survivor gets quite apocalyptic in his reactions.
A real apocalypse may come as something of an anti-climax.
Whatever way the era’s set to end,
a further quake could easily preempt all that.
You develop a constant sense of overhang;
The literal is as much on the cards as the metaphoric.
It might be a mercy, to judge by the prophecies.
As long as it’s quick. You don’t want to be trapped
underneath all that rubble, awaiting the inevitable.
Besides, I mightn’t survive the Tribulation
with my soul intact. Better to take me
in the state of grace, not as a total test-failure.
To lose a great deal of your interest
because of seismic shifts is one thing;
to lose your immortal soul
because of the reign of the Beast,
is quite another.
The new earth may be a real draw-card,
but you might have to settle for the old heaven instead,
and predecease the Last Day –
only resurrection seems to require prior crucifixion.
Oh well. you might get that with the Church,
the way it’s all shaping up.
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