When everyone thought the sky
would go red, it instead went purple.
Scientists said the red spreads
through the midnight blue to the point
it will be lavender any day now.
Don’t you see the surreality of your absence?
Squirrels have become the highest paid
animals in Hollywood since Eddie Murphy
finally took up permanence residence
in his lunar space station.
Sulfur looks like mustard, but its gasses
taste more like asparagus.
One day, they say, we’ll get that glowing
red sky the doomsday prophecies promised,
and the meteorite’s fine shroud of diamond dust
which blocks the sun’s rays will finally top
LA’s smog-sets, and you’ll see the ice spreading
on the 405 and you’ll remember how much
you hated LA HELL-A
and your dramatic exit and your promise
and wherever you are you’ll stop mid-stride
and feel the irresistible urge to come home
where I’ll have snow mobile suits and flint
and tinder and hot cocoa mix and miniature