The Last Human

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

A dubious future if the course is not altered.

THE LAST HUMAN 

 

Just before the world died the last

human was not in denial any longer;

was not scared;

was not livid;

was not praying;

was not finger pointing;

was not procrastinating;

was not conjuring fictions;

and above all, was not surprised.

 

Just before the world died the last

human thought about a heartbeat wasted;

thought about kinfolk;

thought about friends closer than kin;

thought about poems unimagined;

thought about promises fractured;

thought about systems in disrepair;

thought about warnings unheeded;

but above all, thought about apathy.

 

Just before the world died the last

human spewed some half-hearted apologies:

sorry, forests;

sorry, wildlife;

sorry, rain;

sorry, mountains;

sorry, sky;

sorry, air;

and above all, sorry, God.

 

Just before the world died the last

human checked the bank account;

checked all social loco media;

checked the past follower numbers;

checked the previous views;

checked the online egocentricity;

checked the silent voicemail;

checked all the boxes;

but above all, checked the final selfie (twice).


Submitted: May 04, 2021

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