His Ending by Owen Williams

His resistance ended with
a whimper
in ventilated sheets suffocating quietly to spite the machine
he had thought perhaps
a boiling mushroom cloud mimicking
the sun’s heat
or the angry ocean raging across the land towering
unstoppable drowning all
in the sea’s fury
or a fiery tumult descending
from the heavens arcing extinction across the horizon
but this
such a tiny thing piecing the breath from a friend unwantedly
secretly incubating waiting to seize
the fragility of life but for what purpose except death?

© all rights reserved by author – Owen Williams March 2020