Chicano Poet

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The End Of The World
As They Knew It

He was the last ruler
to finish his reign

before the giant comet
appeared beyond the Ort Cloud.

Soon the royal astronomers
had confirmed

that all would be lost
if something wasn’t done.

But all attempts to re-direct
the giant icy rock failed.

After the ruler’s descension
and enshrinement

Martian civilization survived
another fifty years

before the atmosphere was destroyed
by the inevitable impact.

A cloud of red dust rose into space
like a beautiful intergalactic flower,

and flourished there
for a million years.


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