State of the Universe
First came the Big Bang. Time passed, the earth cooled, life evolved, and mammals came to rule the planet. Then last Thursday Laura ran off with her dressage instructor. Some people take interest in other events that occurred along the way: The emergence of human language. Wars that turned out differently than expected. Movies that turned out exactly as everyone thought. To me, looking back over 14 billion years, most of those things didn’t amount to much. I mark time by that which matters most. Bang. Mammals. Laura.
This poem was originally published in FERAL: A Journal of Poetry and Art