A poem I wrote on 22nd October 2008.
What do I see in the sun? A ball of fire
Waiting to burn the world.
What do I see in the stars?
Fire fuelled pellets ready to drop and make us dead.
What do I see in the clouds?
Deep, dark looming shapes to depress and lower the spirit.
What do I see in the trees?
Bereft of leaves, dying – waiting for death.
What do I see in the sea?
An ocean full of bodies floating, sinking
Death is everywhere.
What do I see in me?
A body still breathing, one breath at a time, soon to be no more.
What do I see in life?
Frivolity, vanity, emptiness in all around. No rest here to settle. No life ahead.
Just waiting now
For my end.