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The Apocalyptus

W hen the scrambling for Truth is over And God, suffering from the munchies, Is eating travelers off the narrow road Related

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When the scrambling for Truth is over
And God, suffering from the munchies,
Is eating travelers off the narrow road
That leads to everlasting life,
Let us meet at a market place called Facebook
Far from airless cloisters where
Zealots have turned zombies,
And merchants are counting the dead
As though they were pieces of silver.

Let us lay on the edge of our walls,
Sipping on a beautiful dream,
Enticing the madding crowd
With a hankering for the magical
To our broad and spacious
Inventories of Friends.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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  1. 3516 January 11, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    But I /love/ facebook, and I have the munchies. Does count for anything?

  2. admin January 11, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    @ 3516. Lol. Facebook is a prolly a form of the munchies.

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