Maya Horton

The Nightmare Approaches

And all
the arguments
have decayed
into sand —

the civilizations we made
belong to the sea.

we are recycled history:
the perturbed unrest
that leads to war.

We won’t know what we’re fighting for.

One day, historians
not yet born will retrospectively
name this day

but as we wait
as the hatred continues
all I can say
is don’t let it stain you:

these nightmares are old ghosts
looking for new bodies.



  1. Powerful message ‘Old ghosts looking for new bodies’ showing very well how history has taught us nothing and when these days are labelled in the history books we will repeat the same old behaviour.

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