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Murphy’s Natural Law (or Mother Earth’s A Bitch)

sterile,
faultless blue sky,
limpid,
unmarred by a single cloud.

sweet wind
carries
taste of yellow, honeyed
flower pollen.

thundering, many-hued confusion.
tress, wheels, animals,
bill-boards,
colliding colors,

birds exuding
unheard tarantella. 
music perceived, extravagant
colossal mechanical buffet.

single white cataract
nonsensically fluffy cloud
illuminated
by light blue rays of sunshine.

love,
some sought by everyone,
some,
sought by no one.

did i
write this sinking of the heart,
descending as if
on steep mountain paths?

or did
long-haired ancestor
write this, millennia ago,
with ape-like hands?

is it real
this contrast,
this
impassable abyss,

this canyon
between
things of today
and things of long ago?

is it real
this battle between city and land.
lines distorted
by fits and convulsions?

was this cavernous tome
written for contemporaries,
future generations
or alien beings?

blue sky.
sterile, faultless sky
marred by
tumultuous clouds.

like an old man, all wrinkles,
mouth of yellowing teeth
surrounded
by folds and pleats.

gazing.
out there,
at worlds edge,
do i see thunder?

cleansing wind
howling,
frigid heat propelled
by puffed cheeks of ancient cupid.

how beautiful!
mother earth’s
shining face
cleansed of impurities!

© 2024 Raibeart Bruis
Written by Kinkpoet
Published
Author's Note
Inspired by writing of Yevgeny Zamyatin.
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