The Final Countdown – Bojana Stojcic

i will be

behind my extinction, i’m aware of that
you know a disaster when you see it

i’m worse than a supervolcano
i’m a giant meteor like the one mentioned in
a special edition of the journal nature
published tuesday which said
mammals, birds and amphibians are nothing
(and i mean nothing) when compared to me because
i overexploited all of my resources
i drained my oceans and inland waters
i contaminated my soil and polluted my air
i’m getting wiped out at a rate comparable
to the previous five mass extinctions

the earth might be saved
should strict conservation policies be enforced

i can’t

*Originally published in Indian Periodical.

Bojana Stojcic teaches, bitches, writes, bites and tries to breathe in between. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over 30 publications, Rust + Moth, Anti-Heroin Chic, Barren Magazine, The Opiate, The Blue Nib, Burning House Press, Mojave Heart Review, Okay Donkey, Eunoia Review and X-R-A-Y, among others. Bojana blogs at Coffee and Confessions to go.

Image by Bela Geletneky from Pixabay

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