One Certain Thing

Photo: Yong Chuan Tan. CC0/Public domain.

“Each scenario presents a very different style of apocalypse …”
Katie Macke, The End of Everything

An end will come.

All rendered
All sentience gone—
a tenuous memory of us
under intense discussion.

How might it happen?
—a slow darkening,
our universe rent
—a densifying reversal
of The Bang energy
—an unquenchable vacuum
—a cyclic recurrence

We own a moment.
Enjoy it with me—
our immense home?
Before we go, experience
a fullness, inherent to this.

Categories Poetry

Pamela Hobart Carter loves Seattle as much for its water and mountains as for its bustle and creativity. She explores the Emerald City daily while walking her dog. Carter used to be a teacher who wrote on the side. Now she is a writer who teaches on the side.

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