Saturday, June 30, 2012

It Will Hit Them First

“it will hit ‘those other people’ first”

At best, we can postpone the dread,
But no one escapes what's ahead:
Too little to eat,
Radiation and heat,
Until finally everyone’s dead.

Friday, June 29, 2012


KC says: "...Mindless activity while we rush ever onward to the edge."

Seeking complete satisfaction
Is normal human reaction;
But since we’re so fucked,
Instead we construct
Lifestyles lost in distraction.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On Today’s Supreme Court Decision and Most Everything Else

We’re going to go over the cliff,
It’s a question of when and not if;
Little bends in the trends
Don’t change how it ends,
So I ask myself: what’s the diff?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Global Climate Change Will Increase Anxiety, Fear and Depression

As people become doom aware,
Psychological help for despair
Should try to provide
A quick self-care guide
For hospice type terminal care.

Kubler-Ross’s “Five Stages of Grief”
Provides framework that’s simple and brief;
As far as I see,
Acceptance will be
As good as it gets for relief. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bargaining—A Necessary Stage

Bargaining with Statistics

By tweaking degrees and percent,
Facts no longer mean what they meant;
Gigathis, gigathat:
We'll never go splat,
And gone is my discontent.

Bargaining by Gut

I’m no dumbass, I’m just not book smart,
And to me, extinction’s like art:
I know what I like,
So don’t mess with my psych;
Global warming? Don’t even start.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Peak Oil vs. Global Warming

Peak Oil seems like hitting the wall,
But it’s only a part of our fall:
Peak oil’s the cessation
Of civilization;
Global warming’s the end of it all. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kubler-Ross: An Ongoing Process

We’re Done

Every time I run across
Some more news about doomer loss,
I don’t feel lots worse,
I just reimmerse
Myself in my Kubler-Ross. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


It's the end of Homo sapiens' age,
So how will we disengage:
Recognizing the trend
And accepting the end,
Or stuck in the bargaining stage? 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Writing My Way to Acceptance

"There is no way to save the world, or even any individual person who remains stubbornly in denial. I've decided that it is time to just accept that fact and move on."

Writing is mostly my way
Of coming to terms with dismay,
So the more I accept
And get mentally prepped,
The less, it seems, I’ve got to say. 

Friday, June 15, 2012

Different Realities

When changing from what’s called normality
To more of a doomer mentality,
There’s a way to explain
Why you might feel insane:
Each view is a different reality.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


“We are all dinosaurs now”

We are what most creatures dread:
The Animal Kingdom head;
Still, it’s time to say ciao,
‘Cause we’re dinosaurs now,
And like them, we’re already dead. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nobody Cares

We face such a serious affair,
There ought to be widespread despair;
But folks don’t prepare:
They remain unaware,
And nobody seems to care.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Missing Medications

Some folks will miss their narcotics,
Others, sedative-hypnotics;
What will more widely bite:
Folks dropping dead left and right
Without any antibiotics.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Radiation Evacuation

Despite some large movement rants
For escaping nuclear plants,
There’s no place to go;
Evacuation, though,
Might take place right in our pants.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The New Cannibals

Face eating without permission
Is not due to malnutrition;
It’s a drug aberration,
Not reactivation
Of normal cannibal tradition.

Cannibal incivility
Is currently drugged instability;
A shortage of food
Will change how it’s viewed,
And give it more respectability.