The Stepwise Palace - a FSVO sequence
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Our path now in a new direction lies,
No longer spatial: time-like is our way
Hidden down here from the spinning skies
Millennia are reckoned as a day.
We see a buried future: Earth turned gray
And sere, where humans huddle in their den
Leach from radioactive stones, a stay
Of execution - for the day comes when
Their race at last is run: there’ll be no more “And then...”