Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Have Seen Photographs of the Aftermath [March 3rd | 62/365]

At first thought it seems like an apt metaphor
We were the Tunguska Event
The meteor exploding seconds before contact with the Earth
But once thought through it becomes untruth
More instantaneously than the median metaphor
We certainly did not flatten Siberian fir for miles around
No one has entertained the idea that we were a UFO
Or a mystery to be solved by paranormal methods
We would have made for boring novels and movies
Any metaphor that applies to us
Must be without events
We were the wait between an e-mail being sent and read
The first thoughts after waking under an unfamiliar ceiling
That moment before a meteor explodes above the Siberian tundra

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