Dan Schneider, who owns one of the biggest and most important literary websites on the entire Internet, Cosmoetica, published a poem he wrote, in the comment section of my post Futile yesterday.
It is a bit silly in my opinion to publish great literature in the comment sections while it can also be published on the frontpage, so here you go:
There are years to go before the last perfect day
on Earth. Then the sun will begin to swell, and life
will cease, shorelines will retreat as oceans boil,
and all will glow a barren red and airless gray.
By then I will be shadow, long dead. Now, I live
amid joys and sorrows, with the love of a girl
in a backseat, behind her mommy and daddy,
as they pilgrim to a motel in New Hampshire,
blowing kisses out her window to teenage strays,
drunk in a sportscar, honking and cursing at her
family squarebackâ€™s pace, as they are full on passing,
as if they are ready to face eternal sleep,
as they leave her family behind on the highway,
that is endless, and endless, and everything.