Dark Age Ahead
Nobody understood what was happening.
What sounded like the whistle
Of a train, on the other side of town,
Grew more and more faint,
Then we heard footsteps coming down
The back stairway, and a man’s voice
Raised in anger. An article
In the paper said there was a choice
Of fresh produce at the market,
But shipments of meat had been blocked.
Oranges were in short supply. Target
Populations could come to the Coliseum,
Though nothing was guaranteed.
Specimens were on display at the museum,
Stuffed and mounted, suitable for viewing.