As Above

Most frightening thing:
it all makes sense
there is a plan or at least
a thread that can be traced back
a fuse emitting hiss and stink
it caused Kennedy to get shot ,
my mother’s canary to flit free
swerve out the front door
consort with starlings
then while I whistled
the first four notes
of Beethoven’s fifth
in a concrete carport
flit back to the safety
seed and water and cage,
even the iron in your blood
was once ejected
from the accretion disk
of a distant black hole
cobbling heavy metals
for such a use as you,
pull back far enough
you can track the randomness
from Big Bang to your body
but will you ever believe
you’re an accident
on the same scale
as continental drift and the pulsar
that provides the heartbeat
of the Crab Nebula

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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Yes I truly believe in the wonderful accident and will live this bit of luck to the best of my ability.
Good poem I enjoyed the reading.


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