Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Answers To Unasked Questions"

In honor or National Poetry Month, I am posting new work by myself every Wednesday (previously here and here).
Here is "Answers To Unasked Questions."

Answers To Unasked Questions

No, you won’t, none of you, but it won’t matter.
You’ll understand after it happens.
You will be like man primeval, mute,
finding language.

Because of the black tide in their hearts,
sons and daughters of an ancient rage,
they will try. It will be the
worst one in history—and because of that,
it will be the last. Those who survive
will make sure.

Yes, you can, but you’ll have to
isolate dark matter first.
Think of this as a recipe and
here are the ingredients:
Collapse four neutron stars.
Flood them with gamma and helium flashes.
Spin: change the speed.
Just not yet.

And to the final question you
keep like a sparrow in a shoe box
buried in the backyard of your heart:
Of course, why wouldn’t it be?

© JEF 2015

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