Share8 https://www.terrain.org/mp3/2018/nov/Boss_Beautiful.mp3 She’s Going to Be Beautiful She’s going to be beautiful as she goes, isn’t she? Gorgeous plumes of cinder blooming rose in dying light. She’s going to give a stunning show. The melting ice, the slow decay of zones. Our drones will play it all in full HD, and lavish insult on the injury. All the satellite imagery. The National Geo photography. She’s going to be calendar worthy stuff if ever again a calendar there be. Like forcing someone to disrobe and wishing you don’t want to watch. The moon will touch her everywhere goodbye. An elephant—the last—inelegantly, will pass in a savanna gleaming gold. The cloud formations no one’s ever seen, in towers shimmering with ash, we will no longer wonder to behold. Coastal cities under sea. She will be beautiful, of course she will. And devastatingly. Todd Boss has sold all his stuff, quit his lease, and is house-sitting his way around the world, currently in Europe. His books are published by W. W. Norton & Co. Read three poems by Todd Boss appearing in Terrain.org. John Hermanson is currently reinventing the way we walk. Header photo by Andy Fox Photography, courtesy Shutterstock. Photo of Todd Boss by Mallory Capri Henson. Music track with audio reading: Todd Boss, vocals, John Hermanson, audio. Read more new Letters to America in Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, published by Terrain.org and Trinity University Press.