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.