Saturday, November 7, 2015

THE BIG ONE



THE BIG ONE 

... meanwhile,
back here, we  
wait, heedlessly
pursuing the trivia 
of our lives
as the ever-patient 
earth prepares
her next great shrug 
of indifference
to the insults 
that our puny species
heaps upon her. 
In centuries
to come, she will 
not fail to fare
just fine without us. 

2 comments:

sheila said...

This is a wonderful poem. Did you post it today in homage to the earthquake in Chile, or did you write it today? (FYI: I'm Roland's friend. We shared the honor of delivering toasts to him at his 80th.))

PeterAtLarge said...

Thanks, Sheila. It was written today. I mean, of course, yesterday!