Seductive, sparkly Switzerland
Iced peaks, conifered slopes
Sun sprinkled, twinkling lake
Monied, wealthy, healthy life
Les terroirs ribbed with vines
Life in straight lines
Beware the lure, the calls
Those wails are not cries for help
Tie yourself to the mast
“This is what the end of the world will sound like”
In seductive, sparkly Switzerland
n.b. Nuclear attack warning sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month in Lausanne.
It’s a kind of national vanity project; the assumption all this might be saved, or indeed is worth saving, were the sirens to go live.
Quotation, “This is what the end of the world will sound like.” By Matthew Wake.