The tree of life
Wept over low lying countries
As the waters rose
And the human voices faded
And all became coastline
And all the secrets that have ever been buried
Were washed out to sea
Forsaken like ancient stories
Forgotten as the things we left behind
We were losing the world
Losing the world
Every leaf and branch
On the tree of life
The deluge was the whole of sadness
As the lands receded


Inside the book of mysteries
Through windows of days
In the sound of beating wings
The horizon had no edge
And no departure
And no escape
From melting glaciers
And—oh—did you know?
Heat expands
And so do warm oceans
But facts and wisdom
And knowledge and science
Hadn’t grown tired
Of offering clockwork warnings
As the pages of myths
Seemed to want no world to exist