As the world ended,
We danced.
The band struck at midnight,
But there were no neighbors left
To complain;
You handed me a grenade–
The loveliest corsage ever made–
And we danced.
The stars winked out
And the seas burst into flame.
Still we danced
Upon mountains of ash and bone,
Finally alone!
We twirled and whirled and dipped
As the last notes slipped
Into space.
Everything dissolved;
I kept my gaze upon your face
Until the fire ran out of fuel
And the world cooled.
With eternity’s darkest rose
Clenched in your greedy teeth,
You waltzed me into Lethe.


Written for Eugi’s Causerie.

Image credited to lovethispic.com.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

18 responses to “Apocalypso

  1. Wow! Strong imagery here.

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  2. Apocalypse..you know that movie🤔

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  3. WOW!! Really excellent, Paula! I love, love, LOVE this!!😻💥✨💫

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  4. Bravo, Paula! What a brilliant piece and with stunning imagery! Thank you so much for participating. Stay safe!

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  5. Wonderful poetry! Happy Birthday! 😊

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  6. Annette Kalandros


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  7. I want to print it and frame it.

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  9. Love the imagery and the power in this poem!

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