Lightning by Axel Rouvin via Wikimedia

A bolt of fire

Hurled downward

By dispassionate gods

Looking to amuse themselves.

 

In one moment,

All we once knew

And held so dear

Sits on its head

In charred disarray.

 

Can tears flow upside down?

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[For a dear friend. ~ Photo by Axel Rouvin via Wikimedia]