How perverse
To watch the world end
Not with a bang
But in slow motion
Surrounded by indifference

Don’t worry
It’s just the Amazon burning
It’s just the permafrost melting
It’s just the insects dying out
It’s just sea levels rising
No cause for alarm

And so I carry on
I go to work
Spend time with the kids
While in the corner of my mind
I see an asteroid coming for us
As still as a picture
But getting ever so slightly bigger
Every time I look at it

It’s coming for us all
And we’re very concerned
But somehow also not concerned
We’re all too busy with our lives

No need to panic
It’s only the final days of civilisation.