Our Ending Days

by Cara L McKee, UK

We are always predicting our ending days,
not now, but just around the corner if
we don’t choose to mend our ways. This moment,
it was forecast - the gods fighting monsters

(not now, but just around the corner) as
the elements rage: plague and pestilence -
it was forecast - the gods fighting monsters,
all of this. It’s not the end of the world

(the elements’ rage, plague and pestilence),
just the end of us perhaps, and I love
all of this. It’s not the end of the world
changing, turning, spinning through space. Watch it,

watch the end of us perhaps. Oh I love
that pale blue dot spinning around. See it?
Changing, turning, spinning through space, watch it,
bring it back, hold it, this is all we have:

that pale blue dot spinning around. See it?
We can still choose to stop what we’re doing,
bring it back, hold it, this is all we have -
it won’t be easy. The Earth doesn’t mind.

We can still choose to stop what we’re doing,
we can choose to mend our ways. This moment -
it won’t be easy. The Earth doesn’t mind,
she is always predicting our ending days.

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