The Bomb

It would seem
that ecological apocalypse
isn’t coming apace fast enough
to suit our death wish

That we can’t wait
till the icecaps melt
and the unleashed tides roll
across the continents

That we don’t want
to leave the day of extinction
to our children or to their children;
we want it for ourselves now

We’ve got the bomb
and we want to drop it,
and if no one gives us an excuse
we’ll give them one.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.