"Darkness was upon the face of the deep."
The interlopers broke the surf, climbed the steep.
The amphibians lurched across the dark sand.
Unseen they swarmed, unheard they advanced.
They were deliverers. They crept across the black expanse,
Creatures of the sea moving into empty, shattered land.
Shadowed figures waited as the Marines
Guided their righteous, metal-turtle machines.
The ambush exploded: Camera-flashes ignited
Floodlights drenched the invasion in truth -
Light. The "forces of good," once so paradoxically
Hidden, lost their shield of mystery. The Zeit-
Geist proclaimed "The people who walked in darkness have seen
a great light."
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.