She comes to a cityscape.
The world cannot help but change.
Everyone and everything pushes out.
The city has burst unfilled,
This was a city of change.
Never the same stream,
can't go home again,
look on desolation angel.
Wide avenues lead to center, radiate
Only laterals crowd with argument and debris
No one, nothing meets or challenges her
but the blasted glass
ground beneath her feet
The sentinels are empty and everything
remains is scurry scurry
Heat is frivolous
spent without movement - tangled
Everything pushes out
against what it may find
looking out with
city center empty eyes
She stands at the center that is like a weak star
Broad clear avenues radiate like light
did it explode? did it vaporize?
did it collapse?
She walks upon ashes and looks around
clear blue. no second sight
The beast has been still-born and yet
has lurched away, pushing out.
She feels the threat of violence inevitable
That is one thing overcome by another
Push turned inward.
She breaths it finely in
Her hands are metal black
what did she touch?
Somewhere deep, there must be clay and hummus
untouched untrammeled unstreaked
The suicide air lays acid down
from chromium clouds
from quicksilver skies
The earth pushes up its alkali
A shadow flits across her eyes
Then another and another still
Some ancient creatures cloistered up
ooze across the formless sun
The wings push down
push down Away
She pulls up her feet and follows
Every girl in this hostile world
needs walk on, every girl needs a dog