seen in Australia last month
Not a terrible beauty waiting to be born
But slouches towards Bethlehem
How will our Sol's death look
to the great cosmos
stars and planets whirling around
-our sun transformed into a white dwarf
magnificent shells crushed by nothingness
In 4.5 billion years from now
who or what will see our death?
Will we rise like a Phoenix in a distant sky
announcing to some planet
that we have died?
Is this the way the world ends?
Not by fire
Not by ice
Not with a bang
But a whimper?