I play Cards Against Humanity & as the czar I pick the black card “This is the way the world ends this is the way the world ends not with a bang but with __________”
by Victoria Buitron, 3.49am March 10th 2022

polar bears eating carcasses in abandoned homes reeking of thawed wood

 

delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, theta, iota, kappa, lambda, mu, omicron

 

a murder of crows eating leftover Taco Bell from my mouth

 

Morgan Freeman’s voice as God

 

a movie theater replaced by a Verizon store

 

the warmth of October in the midst of a lukewarm December

 

back alley and basement and attic abortions

 

a lighthouse moved an inch every day to stop the ocean’s swallow

 

but did dinosaurs and dodos and giant sloths know that the world did not end, just theirs,

 

that a cockroach’s shadow fills a cave, waiting for the earth to heal from ____________

 

a whimper, a bang, a meme with a dog enclosed by flames that wants to believe

 

this is fine