this is how the planet ends

this is how the planet ends
uneven and off-kilter
bombs have knocked
it off its axis
clouds no longer filter
all that’s left is me and you
and four horses with riders
who salvage what they want
from all the wreckage
and the fires
no zombie-fied apocalypse
no alien invasion
global self-destruction
brings a steady certain death
and we on this occasion
share a kiss with our last breath



© 2017 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by bycfotografem, courtesy
created for the Daily prompt – uneven

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