Nightingale & Sparrow - Apocalypse Now
Updated: Feb 29
Originally published in Black Bough Poetry Press, 'Apocalypse Now' evocatively highlights how the author, Neha Maqsood, imagines the last few days on Planet Earth for humans.
carving up marble floors and
segmenting stone cathedrals, gods
seek out civilization by
earmarking apocalypses. you’re
alone now. metallic crust stiffens fingernails,
irises radiate a golden
tincture, foreheads plucked
fused emerald pendants.
there are no trees where I live
yet I am rooted.
Adam & Eve atop a throne,
biding time, gazing over chaos.
The original home (Black Bough Poetry) for this piece of poetry can be found here in Issue 3 -
You can also read it here, in Nightingale & Sparrow Press -