1 obsolete : calamity, misfortune
2 a : a specific injury or damage caused by a person or other agency
b : harm, evil, or damage that results from a particular agency or cause
3 : a diseased condition : a cause of sickness
4 a : a cause or source of harm, evil, or irritation; especially : a person who causes mischief
b : the aspect of a situation or the quality of a thing that produces harm or causes irritation
5 : devil
6 a : action or conduct that annoys or irritates without causing or meaning to cause serious harm
b : the quality or state of being mischievous : mischievousness
7 : discord, dissension
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To What End?
Under cover of chaos
the mischief makers
came to steal the cause.
Did they expect that
a shining city on a hill
could be razed and the
debris would be used for
anything other than
to line a pit of despair?