Variations on a Theme by Robert Frost
When the end of the world is apparent
The forces of nature in Chaos’ bitter swing
Frost chose fire
Fire is quick
Fire Is fast, and not fastidious
That honor would belong to ice
An encroaching, cosmic terror
The Iceman Cometh.
The world has changed
The cosmos bring their own
Brand of death.
Molecules stretched thin by gravity’s grip
Embracing these ancient terrors
I think fire or ice would be fine.
Jeffrey Hampton is pianist and educator, having went to school for piano performance at Indiana State University. He splits his time performing as well as teaching privately out of his home studio, finding time to write when he can. He currently lives in Vincennes, Indiana, with his wife, Cahtlyn.