The Fallen Ones

It’s not falling that’s the problem 

the falling’s okay.

It’s the landing that’s the problem.




That’s not okay.

But just suppose

the ground opens up,

or the water parts

to let them through, 

the falling ones,

those lucky ones

who will enter

a new world

under the land,

beneath the water,

what will lie ahead 

for those fallen ones

who are expecting a soft landing,

who thought they were the lucky ones.

I doubt they anticipated meeting the Furies,

didn’t anticipate their judgement

so they’re still not ready 

to to take their place 

in the underworld,

still not ready

for the eternal torment ahead.

There was no soft landing for them.

Luck had run out for the fallen ones.


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