Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mother Nature's Sigh

I never thought the world would end
with a single, simple sigh.

Mother Nature coughed and then
she breathed her last
and died --

the big bang from the other side
perhaps; and perhaps you’ll wonder why
I survived

and you as well to read this recollection.

I don’t suppose you’ve heard of Hell?
Or Limbo, or Perdition?
Or Purgatory
where you go when you are in transition
to see just where you’ll get your fit
and final benediction?

Well, then.
There you go.

And here then so am I.

All that’s left
of Earth’s last breath
and Mother Nature’s sigh.

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