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Rated: E · Poetry · Sci-fi · #2117606
Searching for life before the end (178 words/35 lines)
Night Glyphs

Kathleen McNamara

Late night, another city
A flash of blue-white lightning
Skyscrapers now in silhouette
Black concrete creatures,
Brooding, sightless,
Sentries of the empty streets

Silence all around me
Only scattered traces of humans
Echoes the only answer to my calls
I am alone

It will soon be daybreak
I must find a place to hide
To shelter from the deadly rays
Of the swelling dwarf star,
The dying sun

I am a creature of the night now
But know not how much longer
The Nova will come soon
No more darkness to protect me

I was right to heed the warnings
To take shelter in the caverns
I take little solace in that knowledge
I am lonely

Still I search
Wandering the nights
Hoping to find another
Still I write
Leaving evidence of my existence
Hoping these messages will be found

I understand the Ancient Ones now
With chisels and stone
They left their history

My story I will tell
With pen, ink, paper
The glyphs of the Last

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