How the World Will Change

First the sharks will descend a thousand feet
Gulls and then larks and then blue jays will find shelter in aeries
Deer will disappear from the clearings
Dogs will howl and crawl and hide
The locust will cease their racket
And even earthworms will dig for shelter
A clear blue sky will become electric and dark
And suddenly our ears will be filled with an eerie humming
The ocean will recede five thousand feet
A wall of black a mile high will appear at the horizon
And then everything will be changed forever