Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Monday, June 14, 2010

Requiem

Kurt Vonnegut's final book, A Man without a Country, ends with a poem called "Requiem":

When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say
in a voice floating up
perhaps
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
“It is done.”
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