I saw the end of the world yesterday
she came to me
in a dream

As she approached,
she was already speaking
but it wasn’t clear as to whom

“Where are you going?”

Her eyes were like the buttons of an old shirt
mother of pearl
like they used to make

These days
everything is plastic

No one answered her
in my dream
but as I awoke
everyone was clamoring for attention

They all had an answer

But the end of the world
wasn’t listening

After breakfast
I called my sweetheart
but I didn’t tell her
I didn’t tell her I’d seen the end of the world

I didn’t know it yet