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After Ozymandias

March 30, 2017


Two thousand years hence, a traveler

In this now-antique land

Spies a statue, vast, translucent, and suffused

With sunlight, standing legs astride and arms

Akimbo in the desert sand.

And on the pedestal these words appear:

My name is Erin Riddick, Chemical Engineer;

Look on my Works, ye Seekers, and rejoice

For I found Immortality in undying Plastics!

And just under the sand, crunching and yielding

Beneath the traveler’s feet, lie the artifacts of

An ancient world, inventions and conveniences,

The fruits of man’s ingenuity outlasting

Even those of God’s.

From → Fiction

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