Before the World Ends
We heard today the horrifying news -
that earth will shatter with the new day’s light!
Alone – just you and I – how will we choose
to spend our time on this - our final night?
We will not dine; instead we pour fine wine.
Old love songs we put on, and we dance slow
I tightly hold your body; you hold mine.
Desire consumes us though we sadly know
time left to us there is so little of!
We worship one another in the way
we did the very first time we made love.
We’re sated, and there are no words to say.
A new world waits for us when we both die.
In one another’s arms we watch the sky.
Sept. 25, 2020
for The Night Of Passion and Desire Poetry Contest of Faraz Ajmal
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2020