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The Edge of Extinction

Short ponderings of humanity and wisdom

By Cathy holmesPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
photo by Bryan Goff on Unsplash

Sitting on the edge of extinction,

knowing that I am just a humble speck in the asteroid of humanity,

I can't help but wonder

if dinosaurs would have done anything differently

had they foreseen their impending doom,

or if they were just big dumb fucks like us.

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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Comments (34)

  • BK22 days ago

    Ohh, marvelous! I laughed heartily at the end but it’s just as sad as funny. Great work indeed.

  • L.C. Schäfer29 days ago

    Definitely just big dumb fucks 👍

  • Anna 29 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story! :)

  • Gerald Holmesabout a month ago

    From one dumb fuck to another congrats on a stellar Top Story.

  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a month ago

    That was the laugh I needed with my morning coffee, Cathy! Thank you! Well-wrought, indeed! I'd like to think we have transcended the reptile mind, but that doesn't necessarily make us smarter...

  • JBazabout a month ago

    Back to say on behalf of all us Dumb Fucks; Congratulations

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Happy Dumbfuckery!! No I mean congratulations!! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Gerard DiLeoabout a month ago

    Feckless is feckless does. And we're just big dumb fecks, Cathy.

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Haha; well, I do think dinosaurs, like wildlife today were affected by climate changes and likely the Fred's and Barney's of their time. From what I have witnessed in 61 years, it's always the dumb-ass human forms that screw up the planet. xx

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    💥👊 love it Cathy. 🥰

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    Love this- especially that ending! ☺️ Congrats on Top Story!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    Back to say congrats on Top Story!!! 🎉

  • Donna Reneeabout a month ago

    You are officially the queen of last lines. 😁😁

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    interesting but where would we go? even if we had the technology to blast it to pieces before the mass hits us, the large fragments will would. so again, where would we go?

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Omph That last line So damning and true! Excellent work Cathy !

  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    No place to run, no place to hide...

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    Hahah! Well that had an unexpected ending!!! Great work Cathy!!! 🤣

  • Belleabout a month ago

    Beautiful work. I love how the last line ties in the idea that humans are fairly self-destructive, and in facing death, we may not do (/are not doing) anything but sitting and staring. I hope this makes it to top story! It surely deserves it! Great work, Cathy!

  • JBazabout a month ago

    The Trex was in charge of pushing the button to activate the shield, but his arms were too tiny and he couldn’t reach it in time

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Nailed it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Nahhhh, nothing can top the level of dumbfuckery that we are 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Loved your poem!

  • Astute observation

  • Kodahabout a month ago

    Wow, wow, wow... My only words.

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Oh, ok, this is the one.

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