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Mitchel Montagna

Like the Dinosaurs


Evening came, and never passed through

It clung to the valley like smoke

The heat settled in and no earthly wind blew

A layer of clouds swiftly broke.


People looked strange in the dim purple light

Their pallor and features were gone

They huddled on corners and waited for night

But twilight just kept holding on.    


Shadows had coiled like snakes on the street

A river was ready to flood

A figure crept close, wrapped in only a sheet

Its footprints were outlined in blood.


When the mountains fell, nobody would scream

The valley was buried in earth

A slow waltz of ages moved past like a dream

A dapple of sunlight gave birth.

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