No One Expected It To Happen
So they turned their eyes toward the sun
surprised finally that all the mad
old man with the tangled beard had said
would come to pass had come to pass.
The shadow across the sun looked
to be a hand to some, a sword
to a few, and a man's face
to still others. As the last men
and women gaped at their doom, animals
fled to the hills, finding the dark
caves and the deep waters, nature
compelling them to survival,
so that something new would rise to claim
this earth after the rock fell out
of the sky and ice covered the world
and no one was left to read these words.
From EndlesS, copyright 2008 by Stephen B. Bagley. All rights reserved. No copying of any kind without express permission of the author and publisher. Thank you for reading.