Friday, November 16, 2012

Life On The Edge

Like so many microbes
who have set up shop
on a quivering piece
of decaying leaf
we all live life
on the razor’s edge
on the sharpest part
the cutting blade

All that is required
to extinguish all
life as we know it here
on planet earth
is for our planet
to take a direct hit
from a gamma ray burst
from some
nearby dying star
and all life
as we know it
here on earth
will be put
out of business
Let me know
if you wish to leave
a forwarding address

Philadelphia, Pa. 2012

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