apocalypse poem #7–terminus

there are a million
small deaths waiting–
one for each of us

predicted, certain

each end as real
as every beginning

if this world does fall further
past gravity’s tumble
we do not need to reach ashes
before our rise & singing flight

there are degrees of ending
& degrees of becoming
happening underfoot

unrecorded in this now

daily something dies
& some other thing wakes up
every second of this spin

eventually
mine is coming

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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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25 Responses to apocalypse poem #7–terminus

  1. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
    ~Buddha

  2. this is poetry…deep, brimming with philosophy and challenging us indirectly to live each day to its fullest!

  3. mobius faith says:

    Nice one. I love the “each end as real as every beginning” line. Wonderful.

  4. ruleofstupid says:

    A nice portentous tone, without hyperbole. Now stop F*ing with you blog! Simple Panda is becoming confused!

    • Oh, sorry, complex Panda. The other theme was just too cute, with happy little elves, to be the backdrop for a series of apocalyptic poetry. It was far too dissonant. Promise I am done, really. The Santa with hate tattooed on his knuckles more suits my yuletide spirit…

  5. nelle says:

    A planet with parts unliving, yet each atom has a chance to be a part of a life before returning to the pool of potential participants, awaiting another go.

  6. Mama Zen says:

    Phenomenal writing!

  7. chenayimoyo says:

    When one is born , what’s left is to die.
    It’s fact
    Reality
    Every second of this spin!

    You a powerful way of telling us to live life to the full! Love this piece!

  8. BroadBlogs says:

    Depressing and hopeful at the same time, and done beautifully.

  9. Susan ~ Personally I understand this so deep ~ and it reminds me of Christ who repeatedly teaches us that there are degrees and different deaths within & without ~ You’re amazing woman ! XO Debbie

  10. Cowards die many times before their death, the mighty taste of death but once. This is so profound, Susan

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