Elegy for a Dead World

Entrant 2014

Dejobaan Games (with Popcannibal)


They sent a poet.

The scientists, historians, and statesmen never arrived.
Three worlds, each home to a long-dead civilization.
You must be the speaker for these ancient peoples.
Write whatever you are moved to by their landscapes.
Write to share the joys and sorrows buried in their rubble.
Write what you can imagine of their origins, existence, and fates.

Your word is all that keeps these worlds from being forgotten.