no matter this
humankind
first steps
first kisses
wedding dresses
last wishes

regardless of
tears shed
smiles beamed
daisies plucked
embraces
mouths entwined
prayers sent to heaven

without reverence for
photos taken
muses breathing
words written
love given

in spite of
tongue lashings
burns inflicted
bells tolled
daggers plunged
starving bellies
wars waged

before the world
spins out of orbit
for lack of its mistress moon

we will cease to be

and
in
this
moment

the earth will shrug