OUMUAMUA (1I/2017U1) Dagger of Death
Oumuamua, dagger from space,
is flung at its target end over end –
too fast for any rocket to outpace.
Earth, spun within the Sun’s disc, can’t defend
against this object just recently spied
(though it is the size of a football field) –
a blade ten times as long as it is wide –
packing an impact of megaton yield.
Its name translates to messenger or scout.
Appearing like a harbinger of doom,
from interstellar space it came about,
missing Earth by a tiny bit of room.
Though this did cause some brief consternation,
it’s fading now from our observation.
more info at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA%BBOumuamua