Wednesday, 26 October 2011


You can see all the world’s churches from here, every grand cathedral. All those phallic spires, thrusting impotently at heaven. Don’t they know it’s rude to point?

Besides, heaven is beyond, not above.

You can see the filthy humans, too. How they roam, pathetic grubs crawling through the fetid dirt of their lives. No use glossing over the truth, they have wasted what they were given. They have cut down, dug up, burnt and buried The Garden.

The Old Testament is prophecy, all that is to come. First things first: they will be driven from Eden, that they call Earth.

(Originally written for Lily Childs' Friday Prediction)


  1. Loved it! so dark and leaves one asking the question who will drive them from the Earth? Perhaps it is themselves that will.. hmmm

  2. Makes one wonder exactly the identity of the narrator. Could just as well be benevolent as malign; or, entirely neutral, some observing visitor(s). Dig the truth of this piece.

  3. I hate those filthy humans... But I liked this.

  4. I can certainly relate to this. Nice work John.

  5. Thank you, Helen. Earth is prime real estate, or it was, I'm sure there are plenty of things out there, waiting to move in...

    Thanks, Daniel, I think I imagined it as some angel, in the biblical context, but benevolent or malign? From who's point of view? ;)

    Ha ha, thanks, Pete. =)

    And thank you, Steve. =)