Dying Thoughts On A Dying Planet

By Peter Buknatski 

we both know
what the score is

look at me

look me in the eye
and tell me it’s alright

tell me that’s not my blood
or yours or theirs

that there’s a fifty-fifty chance
this operation
will be successful

that I can just go home
and go to sleep

tell me there’s at least
a reason I should hope
a penny’s worth of love or spite
could take it all back

 

from PoemCity 2012

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