How nice to see you.
Please come in, stranger, and I'll tell you that I've gotten
Some great news.
The outside world will be ready in a thousand years
For me to return to it.
(Please have a seat on the ashes)
Now isn't it wonderful?
That the water will be clear from it's evil
In three thousand months?
(Would you like some tea brewed from nothing?)
And the air will be at rest someday soon.
The birds will fly once more
After they learn to walk without legs.
And I'll have a sweet doggie with two tails and three eyes.
She'll lap my face with a forked tongue
My skin will melt.
(Good dog, good girl)
Maybe the sun will eventually look down on us and smile
Like it used to...
And I will see my little girl again.
But that's impossible, I know.
As you remember,
She was torn to pieces by a rising cloud.
I kept her favorite toy wrapped up in a blanket
Just in case her pieces decide to come together
And visit me.
(WE ADVISE EVERYONE TO TAKE COVER IN A FALLOUT SHELTER IMMEDIATELY)
Now my friend, while I've been rambling on,
Remembering things from after the Great War
You've taken a turn for the worst.
Dear, how long has it been?
One year, two?
I see you've come back from the war
And you've lost more than you had.
Why are you so gray?
Like gentle, swelling clouds.
You're so quiet
Stay a while and rest.
You might find your strength in the morning
Though I doubt it.
The air outside caused your lungs to explode
And your bones have liquefied inside.
I'll put you back where you came from
Because you radiate a sickness I wish not to catch.
A kiss good-bye
As was the old world's custom.
Come back when the wolves with ten eyes have eaten their fill and you've gotten better.
Mark where you fall
So I may come and see you
When the world is ready for me.
In only a thousand years...