Cosmic Malevolence Could Wipe Out All Higher Life Forms on Earth
by Jim Dunlap

The times we live in are critical
for the very survival of the human race.
There’s small need to be deeply analytical
to know our nemesis lurks out in space.
Every moon and planet bears raw gouging scars
of a massive bombardment of debris—
chunks of matter left free when the stars
coalesced into present patterns we see.
There’s danger in every comet and asteroid
since the dinosaurs succumbed to a rock
six miles wide which destroyed
most earthly life with the impact’s shock.
Anything larger could simply erase
Earth’s myriad creatures without a trace.