All They Left Behind

I saw a shamanic android facing the relics of humanity.

I stand here
For eternity
Time ended with them
Fragments of memories
Traces of meanings
Words were burned with them

I saw it fall
A micro piece of the universe
It spread, it bled, it crawled
The wound grew to the size of a planet

I stare at the flames
That is all they left behind
Poems of an extinct species
Whisper in my mind
That is all they left behind

They were fragile and cruel
Strange and beautiful
Dust and screams, drowning dreams
In the fires that devoured the rest of their world.

(written 2020)