The day the sky fell in
Began like any other,
Then birds hid in the trees
The cat ran in
The cattle sought the shade for shelter;
Only we homo-sapiens didn’t see it coming:
Dancing beneath the choking smoke
At the edge of Armageddon.
Written for dVerse Quadrille #112 – where we are asked to write a poem of exactly 44 words including ‘some semblance of the word sky.’ I immediately thought of the story of Chicken Licken, who believed the sky was falling in, when really it wasn’t. This poem seeks to reverse the idea: the animals all know the sky is falling in, while we humans carry on, oblivious. Whatever gave me that idea?