Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Physics

All you have to do is walk
around your neighborhood and it happens.
Sometimes it tastes like licorice when atoms
from outer space pass through your heart, which they
do, faster than the speed of light. Most
atomic particles taste like something;
a hint of grass, say, or the distinct
tang of lime blooming on the back
of your tongue. When you taste something
out of the blue, you know something
has just moved through you from the sky.
At any given moment as we traverse the earth
all sorts of things are passing through us
from outer space, things we know
nothing about, like right now
I'm tasting lasagna and wondering
what planet that came from.

1 Comments:

Blogger Toast said...

Nice one.

9:58 AM  

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