One cliché about life and death, etc.—
found, for example, in the Bible
and Das Lied von der Erde—
is that we may go, but the Earth goes on
and life goes on for those who survive us.
Well, maybe enough people—it only takes
a few at a time—are so jealous
of those who will live on
that they’ve decided to destroy life,
to kill the Earth.
Is there another explanation?