And that concludes the world.
Maybe there'll come a day
when newscasters around the globe
will speak these words - or something like
on radio and television -
or what will have succeeded them -
before they fade to black. And part of me
would like to be here then - tuned-in,
not just to hear the phrase,
but to have heard and seen
the stories that preceded it.
There's part of me
believes the ending might be
tranquil, fascinating - or plain boring:
the final evening going into night...
a family saloon that's running out
of juice on the last hill...
a planet peacefully
awaiting the last rites.