Cenobite origami

By TropicalSnowstorm

Step through the spaces between atoms
and you can skydive through the sidewalk
or go to a B&B built of quarks, and, well, not
to be cheeky, but the up and down ones really
are more stable for longer lasting weekend fun.

Sennacherib still has Daddy issues, which he bemoans
while we sit in a Magh Meall neighborhood (one where
all the expatriates live) sipping a hot drink the color of

red you normally only see on Chinese buffets, and I wish
we’d focus on apiculture, or even Cenobite origami instead.

In a leather pouch tied to my belt I have stuffed extra
time salvaged from the office microwave, left unused,
carelessly discarded when not needed to reheat leftovers
that I wish I could pour into a bowl, cover with milk
and eat with a spoon to get some of my afternoon back.

Learn to focus on the sky and you can look back tens and
hundreds and thousands of light years, once hidden spectrums
of color becoming clear, and you will laugh at all the plodding
Disciples of Sisyphus as you realize the constellations are mostly
just images of cats God has posted throughout the Cosmos.

-- by Steve McKennon, 09 January 2014

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Copyright 2014 TropicalSnowstorm
Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014.     Filed under: "Comedy" and "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Sunday, January 21, 2018, carlosjackal (2297)By person wrote:

    Great title and wonderful randomness that strings along together somehow with plenty of crazy images. Nice one, Steve!

  • Ortolan On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Ortolan (276)By person wrote:

    Wow! I definately have to read more of your work, this is outstanding.Love this style.

  • Alchemist On Friday, February 21, 2014, Alchemist (821)By person wrote:

    Yes, life is just randomness, that is all.

  • Maladroit On Thursday, January 9, 2014, Maladroit (299)By person wrote:

    The awkward moment where you find brilliance in the third part- fall head over heels and read it's for a "randomness" contest. Oops. It was so sensible to me- lovely.

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, January 9, 2014, TropicalSnowstorm (1708)By person wrote:

    :) thanks! Scholar

  • candy meet baby On Thursday, January 9, 2014, candy meet baby (43)By person wrote:

    Very good poem. Inspiring. I like it

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