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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Maps

So, I'm frantically trying to get this done at 11:35. I totally forgot about the challenge today, running around doing errands and such. But! Because I'm so awesome, I think I can pull this off. I was looking through my previous work trying to find something that could possibly fit with the letter 'M' so here goes. If you don't like poetry, you will probably hate this.


“About the universe and infinity…”

Our bodies are maps,
but you won’t find L.A.
in the genes--
Escher’s Atlas,
the most logical paradox.

La réalité est l’illusion la plus persistante.

I’d like to think
my hair can be described
with more than four letters,
but we are not that creative;
Not even Einstein
could hide his sources completely.

We are reasonably sure
the universe won’t collapse
under the weight
of our own morbid curiosity.
We are uncertain
what is it we’re standing on,
but we are afraid to look back.

Science has a bloodier past
than Kali.


Religion without Science may be blind,
but Cassandra would tell you
that Sight is overrated.
La vue manqué l’inspiration.

But I digress.

Life is like an onion,
or maybe that was Earth.
Either way, there’s more to it
than a few pieces of protein--
Gravitation is not responsible
for people falling in love.

I’m not sure what is,
but it has to do with hate,
and maybe a bit of dirt.


Nothing is fair about magnetism.

There’s something to be said
about the universe and infinity.
Our slate is not as blank
as we’ve been led to believe,
but neither Nature or Nurture
can account for stupidity.

Whatever it is,
we will never be perfect
until they can incorporate
those last 22 letters
into our DNA.

4 comments:

  1. "Nothing is fair about magnetism"... Nice one:) Pretty cool poem - hope there'll be a few more before this challenge is done:) Cheers:)

    Isabella
    Fairytale Review: 'Fanta-Ghiro the Beautiful'

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  2. You may have written it in a hurry, but this is the best blog poem I've read in a while. I actually read the whole thing. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com

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  3. Nice. I'm enjoying thinking about each line and will reread your poem several times today.

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  4. Great job! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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