Words shimmer on the newsprint page,
a desert mirage promising lush green
amid the anarchy.
Falling from the lips of
wily wizards and sharp eyed visionaries,
they weave a tale that rivals the books out of time
that we covet and collect.
A tale, once legend
now wrapped in prophecy
foretelling the unavoidable –
there will be war
after four turnings
as nations traverse a span of eighty years.
Instead, we can lay our weapons down
choose transcendence over war
and usher in a new age.