earth is the cosmos' miracle baby
a once hot, rocky ball evolving into
the blue, green beauty queen of space

seeded by the celestial, she survived
bombardment and deadly solar winds
until her selfish offspring over-mutated…

foolishly thinking we’re the big picture
mankind's merely a sophisticated virus
knowingly destroying the hostess

we imagine some grand god will save us
from our greedy, shortsighted endeavors
but, she and we will perish in anonymity

forgotten in that myth called time,
maybe aliens will be able to harvest
our decayed bodies for fuel and plastics

Orange County, California 2015