The New Old Isolationists

The global life seemed natural
until some minds reverted to
thinking from an age ago.
Then talk of walls emerged once more,
and antique fears were dusted off:
the Others now the enemy.

Domes enveloped cities whole,
and no one left their zones again.
And all seemed safe until the glass
began to crack along with hopes
of insulating life from change.
And once again the world grew strange.

The New Old Isolationists © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 16, 2019