“It’s time,” announced the pendulum,
Tightening a tattered life vest.
Its twisted fingers tasted silken entrails.
From the void in the sky, an infernal howl
Resounded within the hallowed gut.
Caustic waves flowed from the chasm in erratic belches.
Oil replaced deep oceans,
Great mountains reduced to black chalk.
Conflagrations devoured tranquility.
The skeptic’s nightmare.