In the Year 4000
by John Grey
Eaten by a bog monster,
sucked up by an Uruvian vacuum planet,
blasted by an atom neutralizer,
boiled alive in a Xyvian
thermo-nuclear swimming pool:
more possibilities that didn't exist
five Altairian years ago
and have driven up the cost
of intergalactic insurance
© 2011 John Grey
John Grey is an Australian born poet, US resident since the late
seventies. He works as a
financial systems analyst. Recently published in Slant, Briar Cliff Review and Albatross with work upcoming in
Poem, Cider Press Review and
the Evansville Review.
Find more by John Grey in the Author Index.
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