Twenty Nine

Fire and Ice  
         -- ROBERT FROST

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Those Who Favor Fire

Bob, I agree --
this world will surely end
in rampant wildfires.

Already, we're burning 
ourselves up
in secret, 

searing blue coals 
in our guts.

Where we depart
is in the matter 
of ice;

hatred burns as hot
as any of love's 

What's cold and frozen,
my friend, 
is indifference, 

spiritual Antarctica,

and that's no place
for the world's
herds of dragons,

hoarding righteous flames 
in big bellies,
guarding mountains

of gold.

Suggested soundtrack: Wilco radio.