Sunday Whirl (Wordle #120) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
gravity, plans, thread, landscape, salt, breath,
shadow, shoes, bread, sense, sends, head
The Last Breath.
Life on this blue ball
Hangs by a thread.
It always has.
The window of suitable
Conditions for life,
For life as we know it, at least,
Is remarkably narrow.
And it is moving.
The people have never really understood,
Never really sensed the full gravity of the situation,
And now it is too late.
Too late to deal with the dying landscape,
Too late to deal with the salty water,
Too late to store grain for bread,
Too late to make plans to head off the danger
Just too late.
Death will stalk the land,
In flowing robes and fancy shoes,
Dressed to kill, as they say.
And kill he will.
Without a shadow of doubt.
This sends, of course,
A warning to our successors.
If they care to listen.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013