252 – For the ratings

“History shall be my judge.”
Sounds so brave
And grandiloquent,
But it carries
A basic flaw.

It assumes someone
Will be left alive
To judge you.

Everything is
Fun and games
Until someone
Goes too far
And ends up pushing
The wrong button,
Poking out
The world’s eye
With a nuke.

A dead piece of rock
Circling the sun
Can thus become
Both verdict
And epitaph.

Who could have known?

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