Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Doom and the Consensus Trance

Now our consensus trance shatters:

Convictions once held drop in tatters; 

Belief schemes we drafted

And through our lives crafted

Leave little remaining that matters.

Friday, November 25, 2022


The powers that be won’t admit

We’re heading straight to our obit; 

So it isn’t strange we

Can already see

People are losing their shit. 


What is its cause at the root? 

Whom might we persecute?

From an objective view,

It’s logically true 

The reason is just overshoot.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Beat the Rush: Collectibles


Don’t wait till more see what’s ahead:

Monetize stuff now instead;

Once the end’s seen as final,

All the Beatles on vinyl

Won’t trade for a half loaf of bread.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Bread and Circuses


Ancient Romans will echo ahead

About keeping their commoners fed:

It won’t matter, you know,

How much circus they show

If they cannot provide enough bread.   

Sunday, October 23, 2022

 It Ain’t Me Babe

When non-doomers ask me for take-aways,

I think up assorted delays:

Like “I’m not the one

To spoil all your fun

And ruin your remaining last days.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

I Told You So


When deniers get doomers at last,

They’re not going to like being sassed;

They’ll be angry (Stage 2),

And so if you do,

You  might want to get out of range fast. 

Friday, October 14, 2022



We were unfettered brutes way back when—

Civilization came along then;

Now we see through those jokes,

And I’m telling you folks,

It’s the Law of the Jungle again. 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Meaningless Question about Doom


Do you think we deserve to all die?

Please answer whether—and why;

(Note: nature’s compliance

With the laws of science 

Means human-made laws don’t apply.)

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Dies Irae


The masses will soon be struck dumb:

They’ll be panicked, despairing and numb

When they finally get

The truth of doom’s threat

On that terrible day yet to come. 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Faster Than Expected


The facts had long been suspected

From evidence they had detected;

But duty and trust,

Behavior that’s just,

And science weren’t respected.


They considered the data collected,

Then the right thing to do, they rejected;

Due to lies that they spread,

Now we’re all walking dead,

So it’s over—faster than expected. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

 Lack of Free Will 

“Be happy! You know that you should,

And stop being depressed—feel good!”

The listener replied

To the wannabe guide,

“You don’t think that I would if I could?”

Thursday, September 1, 2022

 On Suffering and the End of Suffering

The contrast is clearly distinct,

The definitions succinct

And unforgiving:

Suffering is living,

Its end—becoming extinct.