The end of the World as We Know It

Day 9 of Nannernoopoo over at Real Toads, #30 in 30.  today the prompt is Waiting. I am also posting to Poets United midweek motif – vision

The end of the World as We Know it
The Celestial Zookeeper
took us from the sky – She laid
us here until her final return –
We sank into this earth until
only our outlines remain –
until the Celestial Zookeeper returns.
When she returns we will again
walk the heavens
until we turn off every star
and the universe sleeps in darkness

fair trade – Nazca lines

diagram of geoglyphs

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hypercryptical
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 16:44:37

    A wonderful matter-of-fact dark write Toni.
    I love it.
    Anna :o]

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  2. erbiage
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 17:32:40

    this sounds like a journey i took once!

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  3. Sherry Marr
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 18:19:00

    I love the whole idea of a Clestial Zookeeper. LOL. I hope we dont ever get put in charge of the night sky, we would only mess it up.

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  4. Victoria C. Slotto
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:31:28

    Are geographs the same as petroglyphs. NV is rich in the latter, and I have to think so. Very timely and evocative, raw.

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    • kanzensakura
      Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:40:41

      Geoglyphs are carved into the earth. Petroglyphs are painted on rock. These things are huge and have been photo’ed from outer space. They are on conjunction with Machu Pichu and their amazing spiral shaped water collectors outside in the Nazca desert. I flew over them years ago. Vast and amazing that they were dug into the earth by hand and lined with small rocks…with no paper instructions or diagrams. Truly an ancient miracle.

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  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:59:31

    Makes me all shivery! Wonderful interpretation … and may it be a long wait!

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  6. Jim
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 21:45:26

    Sounds like a dull, monotonous life. Waiting on the whims of the Zookeeper to continue a regulsr life, whatever that might be. Makes me like mine all the more.
    ..

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  7. isadoragruye
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 21:58:08

    I love how you have captured mysticism and reality. Well done and viva la!

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  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 22:51:13

    I adore these images – have watched a number of shows on the Nazca images and there are people waiting …

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    • kanzensakura
      Apr 09, 2018 @ 22:58:55

      As do I. I became interest in university when I was going for my ME and needed to take more science courses, so I took archaeology. It ended up being the best choice for me.

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  9. coalblack
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 23:15:14

    A grim vision, but perhaps sadly accurate.

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  10. Neeraj Khanka
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 13:29:01

    I do think, everything will finally go back to the place from where it all started…well written 🙂

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  11. Sanaa Rizvi (@rizvi_sanaa)
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 14:39:41

    A powerful blend of mysticism and reality!

    Reply

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