Under menacing skies threatening Armageddon,
trapped in their submarine prison,
scatter in sheer terror,
as birds on the wing, panicked in the wild maelstrom,
fling their fragile bodies into the shadowy unknown.
Do we alpha humans,
who have failed so miserably
to show our delicate environment the tenderness
required for its sustenance and survival,
await similar extinction?
Will veiled waves of radiation
bring the world as we know it
to a grim and lethal standstill?
Or, perhaps, worse
will those toxic waves
visit on us horrors more deadly than death?
Into the hands of whatever higher power we trust
now is the time to commend our restive souls.