From Sunday’s New York Times:
According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, the world is scheduled to end one day in the next week. Predictions vary: it could mean that all mankind will undergo a spiritual transformation, or that the Earth will collide with a black hole or the planet Nibiru — in which case, there’s no need to finish all that Christmas shopping. Or maybe it’s just the close of another year.
Write an “end of the world” poem. When determining what that phrase means, you may adopt any of the interpretations provided above, or come up with your own.
[To read the Times’ selection of end of the world poetry, click here.]