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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Doomsday Clock

DOOMSDAY CLOCK

It’s a minute to midnight.

Where’s Zeno when you need him
To make it stop?

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

I’m rather worried
About the state of the earth.
(Just thought I’d say it
For what it’s worth.)

I’m seriously concerned,
What we’ve done to the planet.
It can’t be much more poisonous,
Can it?

I’m thoroughly indignant
About all the wars.
Why don’t they consider
Is that what life’s for?

It makes me quite wild
What the human race
Has done to the world.
It’s a bloody disgrace!

The sixth mass extinction
Is already here
And the seventh will probably
Include us, I fear,

And I’m particularly preoccupied
About colonising space
And spreading our problems
All over the place

Because looking at history
We don’t ever learn
And I’m worried there’s no one
Whom it may concern.

Earthrise │ Wiki

D:REAM DAYDREAM

Up until today,
Monday the 23rd of May
2022, I’d say
The twenty-first century,
So manically fêted at the millennium
(If you can remember that),
Has been a bit crap.

Maybe the twenty-second
Will be a bit better.

ONE LAST QUESTION

(1st April 2022)

Now our world’s about to end
(Climate catastrophe, Covid pandemic
And Third World War)
One can’t help wondering
What on earth it was for.

31/07/2022

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