21 DECEMBER 2012
The Mayan calendar predicts the End
Is nigh, this very week—Apocalypse!
Two days from now an asteroid may rend
Our fragile planet with a force that strips
The atmosphere off from this globe and wakes
Volcanoes round the world to spew despair,
While every living organism quakes
Before its final breath of toxic air.
Or not. Another understanding says
It’s not breakdown we face but a breakthrough,
The dawning of a higher consciousness,
The birth of an awakened species who
Can understand at last how we depend
On loving one another: that’s our End.