When the forsaken city starts to burn,
after the men and children have fled,
stand still, silent as prey, and slowly turn
back. Behold the curse. Stay and mourn
the collapsing doorways, the unbroken bread
in the forsaken city starting to burn.
Don't flinch. Don't join in.
Resist the righteous scurry and instead
stand still, silent as prey. Slowly turn