Friday, October 24, 2014

On reading Homer

Tonight I got in a cab after work,
went straight home
and read Homer at my desk.

The last flight out 
was never taken.
A window seat was not chosen.

A "just landed" text
was never sent.
No smiles were involved.

A cab outside an airport
was never hailed.
No addresses were given.

A late night doorbell 
was never rung.
No hugs were shared.

A midnight dinner
was never cooked.
No dishes were done.

Elsewhere
Someone did not discover a star.
Someone did not get groceries.
Someone did not start a war.
Someone did not visit the dentist.
Someone did not light a fire.

Seven billion worlds never came to be.
There's only one for us all,
and that's all there ever will be.

2 comments:

Dwiti said...

Brilliant !!
No words can do justice...

Caladrius said...

Your poems are quite simply beyond amazing.