Today, I torture you with my own work.  Read at your own peril…

Sanity is a fragile thing,
Not a thing to live in barren worlds.

Flames licked little bones,
The waters came and flooded her lungs,
And I watched the rise and fall of man,
In the eons between each breath.

Still, Death kissed her once-rounded cheeks.
I, unarmed against the carelessness of microbes,
Am left to ponder the ways of worms, clay, and roots.

I am taken aback at the silence of Armageddon,
Gazing upon the gaping wound of earth, scab of sod.
Now she is nothing…no more.
No more than the dream of angels.

And I Know…they cannot exist.

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