Will the world end in the night time?
(I really don’t know)
Or will the world end in the day time?
(I really don’t know)
And is there any point ever having children?
Oh, I don’t know
All I do know is we’re here and it’s now

So…stretch out and wait

For many days before the end of our
earth people will look into the
night sky and notice a star,
increasingly bright and increasingly


As this star approaches us, the
weather will change. The great
polar fields of the north and south
will rot and divide, and the seas
will turn warmer.

The last of us search the heavens
and stand amazed. For the stars
will still be there, moving through
their ancient rhythms.

The familiar constellations that
illuminate our night will seem as
they have always seemed, eternal,
unchanged and little moved by the
shortness of time between our
planet’s birth and its demise.

And while the flash of our
beginning has not yet traveled the
light years into distance–

Has not yet been seen by planets
deep within the other galaxies, we
will disappear into the blackness
of the space from which we came.

Destroyed as we began in a burst of
gas and fire.

The heavens are still and cold once
more. In all the  immensity  of our
universe and the galaxies beyond,
the Earth will not be missed.

Through the infinite reaches of
space, the problems of Man seem
trivial and naive indeed. And Man,
existing alone, seems to be an
episode of little consequences.