The End of the Universe

One verse Te-he If you are impervious To absolute zero Or nearly so And standing bedazzled On a fading dark planet Then look up at the continuous night No more than a leftover smudge Of matter You cannot see stars or galaxies With your barenaked eye As we can now (well, 2 galaxies, Andromeda and M33) Will there still be written records Of telescopes and groundbased astronomy It has been a long time coming The Great Fade All those who remain Have discounted their Gods and heroes Because they now know That nothing can ave them from the Cold The ever-mounting ever-fading Cold And the distant sunlight Goodbye to all that “Not with a bang but a whimper” He correctly foretold A future dim and mottled by the Cold