Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Very Human Thing

The spacecraft
took the transformed

I turned towards
an emptier Earth

which, unconcerned, continued to spin.

I didn't know
how much time was left

and I thought, again,
of those three last breaths

I dreamed fiercely.
I learned nothing new.

Each dawn brought cold, hard light

and yet I felt love
when another last person came into view.

Human, we would tell our stories,
and bear witness
to the end.

25 March 2009

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