Venturing out after midnight
The stars jealously guard their secrets
The wonders of the universe can be experienced if you go someplace quiet and dark enough.
Here’s another free verse poem:
The Truth About a Whole in a Leaf
I fell through a hole in a leaf
and never landed.
Like Alice and her rabbit hole, I
found another dimension where nothing made sense,
but everyone was much more reasonable about it.
I’ve seen thousands of galaxies pass.
Sorry, that’s a lie—or at least an exaggeration.
It’s been a few hundred.
Zibertha the Elephant told me that I’ll never
stop falling unless I stop stretching the truth.
When you lie, you warp the fabric of
space-time, or maybe that was when you burp without
saying, “excuse me.” I get mixed up.
The next time I see the troubadour Eleanor Rigby,
I’ll ask them. They won’t know, but it will at least
get them singing.
I won’t ever see Zibertha again. She was on her last
A while ago—sorry, I can’t be any more specific than that,
time isn’t divided into 12 slices twice a day here—I heard
a woman crying. She said she missed the old me.
I was shocked to realize she was talking about stuff on the other
side of the leaf-back where I came from.
I don’t miss that guy at all.
He’s a liar.
What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?
Write or draw about it!
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