Thursday, August 30, 2012

Peeling the Onion

“I surrender. Much to my chagrin,
This fight is one I cannot win;
My awakening’s new:
We’re really all through.”
“Now vee may perhaps to begin?”

H/T: Philip Roth

Monday, August 27, 2012

Preps: How Much Is Enough?

When I found out we’re really in Dutch,
I stocked up on tuna and such;
But now that I know
How fast things can go,
I don’t think I’ll need all that much. 

Friday, August 24, 2012


There’s plenty of cause to feel glum, 
So maybe reframing helps some: 
Yes, things are decaying, 
But hey, I’m just saying, 
They’re better than what’s still to come.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Waiting for Doom

Waiting for horror to start
Is a drag on the mind and the heart;
When collapse comes about,
We’re going to find out
The wait was the easiest part.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


We’re over the cliff, we know;
Will the fall be fast or slow?
We might fly through the breeze
Like Thelma and Louise,
Or, Homer-like, bounce: D’oh! D’oh! D’oh!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crazy or Not, Here We Come

Extinction’s not hard to explain,
But it hasn’t convinced my whole brain:
I’m persuaded it’s true
That our end is in view,
But it still seems completely insane.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

No Trace Left Behind

Great works of art, once we’re through,
Will soon disappear from view;
Our creations so clever,
All lost forever—
And everything else we did too.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Depressed? How Unexpected!

At times, doom will make one dejected,
So while you are feeling affected,
Recall Kubler-Ross
Said, when dealing with loss,
Depression should be expected.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Some folks think they’ll stay alive
Due to social position or drive;
They’ll sure be upset
When they finally get
That nobody’s going to survive. 

Friday, August 3, 2012


Nobody’s making it through
The bottleneck we’re coming to;
Extinction’s forever:
The human endeavor
Is over, whatever you do.