It’s been a month 

since they disappeared 

leaving behind a trail of plastic wreckage

dried flesh torn along sharp crevasses

and half-broken, half-buried consumer goods

now consumed by a new sediment

in the planet’s geological history.

Like fresh flowers doused in gasoline

they waited for the spark to ignite them

as they set fire to each other within seconds

divided until the end,

but burning bright as ever


George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books

One thought on “Plasticene

  1. For some reason, this reminds me of bizarre Trump, his crazy followers, and what they have left behind.

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