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The End

By Mather Schneider

Imagine
centuries from now
when our sun is burning out
and life is dying.
What would matter to you?
Would you care about
feng shui or
wicca
or how your abs look
or if your subscription to Pussy Foot Poetry
has lapsed?
Would you care what’s on
the dollar menu
or how horrible the Dallas
airport is
or what’s on tv on Thursday nights
at seven?
Maybe a few rich could
escape on ships to live in some
artificial environment
somewhere
but without cheap labor
they too would
soon die.
What possible reason could you find
to go on?
Who would help you through it?
Billy Collins?
Just imagine
centuries from now
or maybe
tomorrow.

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