A single major catastrophe
Could alter fundamentally all our lives
At any time,any day.
Since most people have not experienced
Such a catastrophe
During their lifetime,
Most take it for granted
That there never will be one.
This is what we call normalcy bias,
Lulling us into a false sense
Let us ask some questions——
Is the Russian Ruble about to collapse?
Is there a race of the superpowers
To see which currency
Will collapse first?
Will laptops in a near future cost
As much as dustbins do now?
Are we due to confront
A mini Ice Age?
My thinking prowess does set
Sometimes a platform fair for thoughts.
Think of the insatiable hunger
Of mankind whose wants have no limits,
Think of the ills faced by nations
And the inequalities that are rampant.
Think of the existential questions
And look at the waxing and the waning
Of the moon.
What if an asteroid
Hit the earth, causing a world-wide Tsunami,
Emptying the sea surface
And making the land watery.
What if we had a polar shift,
The north shifting to South
and the South being pulled to the North?
Think of the continents splitting
And the Atlantis rising, catapulted,
The mythical method?