Sep 07

An Otherworldly Ending

The wind kills them
all, a wave of death that
isolates and singles out
one, only one.

Do not deem them dull
when they die.
It catches them all off guard,
no place safe, except

for the moon, the astronaut
alone all the way from home.
His lifeline goes quiet
and silent as the downwind

carefully carries the whisper
of the lives leaving the world.
Out on the moon dust terrain,
he watches the dead planet

move slower than molasses
stuck in sticky honey.
He watches as he becomes
an orphan to everything

he ever knew, his life
the lone survivor of
all things living. He realizes
that isn't really a life, but an ending.