apocalypse poem #1


I have no lengthy
to-do list to complete
days before the apocalypse

& plan to do nothing
apart from the usual
business of living

though I  might make love
to you
with more urgency
than usual, straining

to imprint some hint of us
into these atoms we call ours

while we still hold them


***This is going to be the first of a series of short poems I am planning to do regarding the supposed end of the world (tongue firmly in cheek, of course).  I am aiming for 21 of these.  I just cannot resist the idea of doing a countdown to the supposed apocalypse in poetry.  It is bright and shiny and oh such a fun idea–I must!

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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34 Responses to apocalypse poem #1

  1. mobius faith says:

    This is a beautiful poem. The passion is wonderful. I also like the idea of your theme. Looking forward to the next one.

  2. unfetteredbs says:

    love your creativity and spunk, Susan. Look forward to more 🙂

  3. annotating60 says:

    Susan, it is an idea that is interesting and thoughtful because it brings an endingwith it. You sound enthused, filled with an anticipation. I have some work to do for you. So that being said I am going to wait until all the poems are finished before readimg them. I don’t want to be sticking my penny’s worth of opinion into things. You have a number of voices, I hope the best will come through, that words attract one another to be come phrasesthat will be the jewels I hope you find. Take time.Make the hard decisions–words dont have memories when they are cut out.Most of all don’t settle for something that only works well, work for something that what the piece demands from you, the best you can do.Have a safe journey. All my best.>KB

  4. Bruce Ruston says:

    Loving this Idea of this and look forward to reading the rest

  5. nelle says:

    Heh, how many end of the world predictions have I lived through now? Oh well, if they get it right this time, I won’t be around to grouse about my errant viewpoint.

  6. Susan, Get on with writing and doing the other things you said you would do, since no one knows the hour …and you certainly do not want the end of time of catch you in the middle of writing or doing something else! I hear one loses points for any unfinished business and for any activitus interruptus! 🙂

  7. ruleofstupid says:

    I like the prosaic into cosmic flow. It makes me want to do something of an ilk, we’ll see.

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  11. Rhonda says:

    so much for being a procrastinator….now i have to get everything done all at once. damn

  12. This is a cool idea, Siamese Susan.
    The idea of writing poems IN countdown to the end.
    Like your preamble about life going on except making love with more love.
    Saw the tribute Ruleofstupid did to this.
    Greetings from Primate Lewin.

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  14. chenayimoyo says:

    This reminds of a joke about a young married woman who did not get along with her mother in-law. So when asked what she would do if the world was about to end in , say , four weeks? She said , I would go and live with my mother in – law!

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  19. Yes, I agree with Audra. This is spunky. 🙂

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