Poem: Old Testament Plagues in New Millennium City


Fax machines swarm with junk mail locusts.

Flies of stress buzz in corridors

and settle in meeting rooms.

Silicone boils gather

and a collagen plague

sweeps the cattle markets.  Viruses pulsate

through electronic veins and erupt

on traders’ screens.

The rivers of the underground

run red with anger.

No one is spared.


(from Seneca the Spin Doctor, Acumen Publications, 2001)


Poetry, poem, speculative poetry, science fiction poetry, Australian poetry, British poetry

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