02 Dec 2016 – Half-Lives

One hundred fifty years gone by?
No time at all! Such snakes don’t die,
and after all those years, it’s clear
it’s never slept a wink, my dear!

Apartheid’s still alive and well –
it haunts this evil ditch of hell
where liars smirk, equivocate,
and wink to brothers bound in hate.

Metastasized, it seems to leap
from sewers underneath the streets,
and though you didn’t see it there
it never slithered anywhere.

Some darkness will outlast the stars,
and only God can heal some scars,
and some will wear eternal chains,
demanding everlasting flames.