A flaming asteroid from darkest space
crashes into the sea near Yucatan.
It hits at fifty thousand miles an hour
and causes earthquakes, huge tsunami waves,
a supersonic blast of burning gas
that flies across the surface of the earth,
and ancient forests and savannahs burn.
A giant cloud of shattered rock and dirt
erupts into the sky and blocks the sun.
The rage of fire and chill of prolonged cold
kills off the mighty dinosaurs and leaves
the Earth to try mammalian life this time.
Don’t grieve. For dinosaurs exist today
in dreams of little boys with whom they play.