mine danse macabre doppelganger

housed within mine impenetrable hermetically sealed invisible bubble
draped with blackened Hades hued habiliment therein dwelt
sinister saboteur mastermind marauder of the Hubble
who demanded sacrifice to traverse river styx with unadulterated gelt
which known phantasmagorical double
whose piercing fiery ocular presence unseen but felt
thine true self amidst the aftermath from Armageddon rubble
astride charred global ruins entire civilization did melt
entire planet prognosticated by Maya sages with 11th hour stubble
birthed this Darth Vader nemesis with evil upon earth he did pelt
annihilating mankind, the derelict species that fueled trouble
hence evil twin appointed apocalyptic malevolence spelt
with mass crematorium desecration left horrific blistering welt!

countdown to homo sapiens extinction predicted millenniums in past
to occur December 21 two thousand and twelve after common era
whereby catastrophic spark detonating inferno incinerating blast
eradicating extant flora and fauna bereft sans hegira
with no means to interrupt the die since the dawn of civilization cast.

impossible to escape ominous predetermined fate of human rat race
nor turn back hands of time with origin of species on clock face
thus ticking closer to hour of doomsday without faith to brace
allowing, enabling and providing Gaia to redeem terrestrial space
vestiges of teeming billions soon erased criminal minds without a trace
forcefully relinquishing simians planetary stranglehold amazing grace
proffering tabula rasa for another dominant species to claim the place.

sirens promulgate emergency toward impending inescapable cataclysm
yet no place to run or hide lest one boards a rocket light-years away
which makes suspense thrillers birthed by John Grisham
enviable plot to keep total Earths’ destruction at bay!

matthew scott harris

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at two score and thirteen years, i feel a greater desire to imbibe each and every precious moment (not taken for granted) to enjoy the simple pleasures in life as well the maturation of me special daughters whose laps across el sol remind me how quickly time elapses!

Last updated October 15, 2014