This catastrophic breakup song is inspired in part by NK Jemisin’s scfifi/fantasy Broken Earth series. Loved it! Also, Mark’s got a skeletal backing track already, so this one might make it into full song form.


This is the last time we almost kiss

Before the tension all goes slack

A final moment of ignorant bliss

Before the test results get back


Accidents or deliberate stings

Falls and breaks, painful things

The passing of time isn’t always benign


This is the last time the peace talks falter

Before we release the bomb

And it’s the last time we enjoy the spring rain

Before the storm is the calm



That crack in the earth will never close again

The end’s passed by already.

What you feel now are the aftershocks



This is the last time I’ll speak with you

Before everything we say is wrong

It’s the last time we’ll play this tune

Before the end of the song