Earth's last book still stands Stonehenge like Relic of a former age In a distant museum, Galaxies away
Excavated by other beings Space archaeologists Deep from the charred soil Of the Black planet The once healthy blue now diseased Obliterated in a nuclear flash Earth'slast snapshot Undeveloped Polaroid
Earth's last book still stands A curiosity of an extinct species Viewed by a reverent assemblage Gazed upon in awe Evoking pity and wonder Stimulating thought
For the ****-sapien Who took pleasure From the written word Gone now Unharnessed passion for knowledge
Yes! That last book still stands In distant lands, distant stars Beneath it lies an epitaph 'Excavated from planet Earth Remnant of the atom splitters Destroyed by unbridled knowledge They were not ready'
'This artifact is evidence that the ****-sapien Showed some promise'
The assemblage moves on To the next exhibit Extraterrestial tears softly falling For the book, for humanity For the hands that once held that book And the mind which inhaled its contents The Oxygen of life now extinguished
Earth's last book still stands Stonehenge like Tombstone to Humanity!