This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends,

with the bang of a

million trees exploding,

with the whimper of a

thousand koalas dying,

and unbreathable smoke,

and blowing dust,

and drying earth,

and drying rivers,

and a howling wind,

and a bloody Sun,

and a feeling of

utter helplessness.

Believe it or not

Convince someone
to believe in an
creature who
lives in the sky
and takes an
interest in
the outcome of
football games
and the purchase
of lottery tickets
and the number
of survivors in
airplane crashes,
and you can get
them to believe
in anything.