NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 10: Without Renter's Insurance

The Butterfly's Funeral

Without Renter's Insurance

As we trash the Earth,
We look to space
For a second home
For the human race,

But Mars is too cold
And Venus too hot,
And those are the best
Options we’ve got,

While here’s becoming
An unlivable mess.
We’re horrible tenants,
We must confess

To the Celestial Landlord,
And forgiveness implore,
As we bust down the walls
And tear up the floor.

— Roynald O’MacRossinski

 


Image info: illustration from the 1808 book
THE BUTTERFLY’S FUNERAL.
A SEQUEL TO
THE BUTTERFLY’s BALL and GRASSHOPPER’S FEAST.
By J. L. B.
The Embellishments designed and engraved
BY A LADY