Untitled #12 by Larry Mawby
sometime soon a photon
from the star system we call
alpha centauri will enter
my right eye. maybe tonight.
it will have left alpha cen,
coincidentally, a day after
donald trump was elected
president of the united states.
that photon is among a large
group that came this direction,
some others of which will enter my
right eye, and my left eye, too.
an equally large number will hit
my nose, but i won’t notice them.
i will be distracted,
as i am now,
by wondering if you, gentle reader,
have experienced enough dramatic
tension after the mention of donald trump’s
name here a few lines ago.
as i said, it is
a coincidence that i thought about this photon
today, and then worked out when 4.37 light years ago would be.
just a coincidence,
meaning nothing to the photon or his buddies,
but, sadly it seems, something to you and i.
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