Last Minute

Last Minute

I’m falling from sky to sea
Smoother and fast as light
How did nothing but sky and water
Get so big?

But I’m the only one plunging
The gulls stuck as in glass
Lightning tethered to clouds
What’s keeping everything up?

The hawks unhappy flying statues
Even the fish caught in their talons
Scared stuck in solid air

When time ends you may
Try roads not mapped
Visit their final unseen ends
The past only lasts an instant
Centuries pour out in seconds

For in this last moment of my life
Above screens a rotating film:
Everything you ever saw and knew
Flying and falling
Your eyes chasing planets till
It’s no longer sky
You’re no longer you

Where did you go?
If you must ask
Ask, but
The answer answers itself:

When you fall into the sea
No one’s around to call you back