About the writer: Soren Petrek is a practicing criminal trial attorney, admitted to the Minnesota Bar in 1991. Soren’s novel, Cold Lonely Courage won Fade In Magazine’s 2009 Award for Fiction. Fade In was voted the nation’s favourite movie magazine by the Washington Post and the L.A. Times in 2011 and 2012. Soren is represented by Tiziana Marzano international literary agent.
The trees weep acid baking in the sun
Species turn to ghosts lost to time
Ancient ice crumbles into the sea
Forward never back, that’ll save the world
Design, innovate, extend, accelerate
ever faster towards extinction
The greedy feed before the masses
monsters pushing through the crowd
their mouths slick with blood
We are blind, deaf, and dumb
faceless puppets until we make a stand
The Guillotine is rusty.