The celestial Mayday call rings out
‘Emergency! Another planet down!’
Among the galaxies, the angels shout
while gods look on, amused, none too forlorn:
‘One more intelligent species fails the test
determined upon its own destruction:
one day we’ll make one wiser than the rest
with power to prevent its own extinction.’
Another planet down, a record scrubbed
from off the intergalactic league table;
another vacuous race untimely dubbed
autonomous and indestructible:
Fools such as these play dice with their own lands
while gods roll planets, dice-like, in their hands.
© Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved
Welcome to another Sonnet Sunday. This time we are writing sonnets on the theme of Mayday. I will be posting regularly throughout the day. To join in, link up a sonnet below, or share on Twitter with the hashtag #SonnetSunday tagging @Experimentsinfc.
I am sharing this sonnet with earthweal’s open link weekend. The featured image is from Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion by William Blake, taken from The William Blake Archive (public domain).