When the Sky Falls

One day, when the sky falls
and the flaming shrapnel of this world
settles to the dust of the next –

When panic runs rampant,
and despair reigns supreme;
when our neighbors become our
most feared enemies.

One day, when the sky falls
and the air waves are silenced,
and the lights are snuffed,
and our flames are doused.

One day, when the sun sets
for the final time,

I will stare in silence at everything I’ve ever loved
in shades of beauty,
and remember every joy and warm feeling
I’ve ever known. They will pass in front of my face,
and I will count them, one by one,

until I finally fall asleep.

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~ by cptgibbs on March 10, 2013.

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