The skies sink

Into an eerie black


By an otherworldly glow

As birdsong ends

And the skies empty

We take cover

Vulnerable to nature’s force

Sheltering in place

Hiding to survive

But the skies

Do not care

For our fears

Or our lives

We are insignificant

In the face

Of destruction

And force

Imagining ourselves

To be central

In a universe

We ignore

Expecting ourselves

To be given grace

By a planet

We destroy – Caroline A. Slee


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