lotus eaters 7

Big Bang

the tree
the cow path
around it
for generations

the axe
dismays the sap
destroys the path
and is forgotten
as cows graze

— Lucius Alnimander ED 235

None of this
from cow path
to the last tick
of the last clock
will be remembered
the asteroid strike
the earthquake
the radiation war
the sucking of the galaxy into the black hole
the death

and that is
the cause of
the locking
of the last
because it is also
the first

eat on
— whatever that means

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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