Mapping The Apocalypse, a haiku by Robyn MacKinnon at

Mapping The Apocalypse

Mapping The Apocalypse

written by: Robyn MacKinnon



If you were to map

signs of the apocalypse

Where did we first meet?



Illustration description: A dark, mottled landscape in shades of black, grey, green, and blue. Its borders are delineated in dark metallic purple, tracing out plots of land along jagged shadows in the colour of the landscape. A blue metallic line, crossed along its length with smaller lines (reminiscent of a train track), winds its way from the center to the bottom right. 2 wider metallic paths, one charcoal grey and one green, cross each other just up and left of center (the charcoal path meanders from the top to the bottom of the image, the green path from the top to the lower left). A network of narrower paths traces over the landscape in bright copper, adding a small amount of warmth to the otherwise swampy hues. Darkest in the landscape are the black circles radiating outward from black rings with tiny protrusions, reminiscent of the coronavirus. There is one just below the top left corner (3 concentric rings), and one in the bottom right corner (4 concentric rings). The rings in the bottom right and top left are spreading beyond the boundaries of the page. The brightest objects in this shadowy landscape are small rectangles scattered all across. 2 of these are connected by a jagged line, interrupted by a different kind of circle (also in silver) – one around a heart, seemingly emanating beams connecting it to the outer circle with an eye in its center.

Robyn MacKinnon

Robyn MacKinnon

I am mostly a visual artist, but I like to create "found poetry", specifically daily haiku made from the statuses of my Facebook friends. It was my Mom who started this, and officially passed the responsibility onto me when she became too busy.
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