Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 Poem 1: Empty Space is So Intimidating





start at the beginning
it's made to sound so easy.
one moment a blank page
empty space
a few equations, then
a solar system.

dust from dust,
the charnel dust of stars
that spoke the deplorable words.
that shocking, divine hammer.
what would follow?

it's made to sound so easy.
but empty space is so intimidating.

a kilogram of dust
in a million cubic meters.
cairns for a trail
that could go anywhere.

an armful of oranges
scattered through the Astrodome
coming together to make a fruit basket.
six septillion fruit baskets
finding each other
to make our world.

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OK, I kind of took a weird turn at the end. I had a few different ideas, combined a few, and mercifully left at least one out.  Still, it's a start.  :)

2 comments:

Evelyn Adams said...

"it's made to sound so easy.
but empty space is so intimidating."

simple and strong. stand out lines...

Andy said...

Thank you! I'm glad you like it. I'm trying to limit the amount of time I spend on a poem so that I don't agonize over it, so if I get a couple of good lines in each one I'm happy. :)