this is what happens

when you write poetry while reading
quantum physics and natural history
while writing a book about everything

so ok let me get this straight

there was a big bang and
everything blew up and
the universe was created and
stars and galaxies and stuff

and we know this because the universe
is getting bigger so it used to be smaller
about the size of a football actually
when it blew up back in the day
but technically it didn’t blow up
because there was no space for it
to blow up into and no time for it
to happen either / they hadn’t been invented yet
is your mind blown yet ??
there weren’t even the 4 forces
of nature yet no super heroes no video games
it was all chaos and entropy
and stuff that we don’t even know about
yet

and yet something happened and now i’m here
standing on this planet in this room
along with you in a human body as
a member of a tribe of a species a habitat a
social ranking a designation a name a house
with an address a title a label / of all the possibilities of
the subatomic quantum particle physics stuff
theories of everything and invisible infinite universes
and stuff / this is what happened cool
here we are

and i’m rapping it out this piece well maybe not
rapping really but trying to do my best
to say it right get it tight with all my might
see the light fly so high through the sky that is already
here among us / the sky touches us all the way
down to the ground it sounds like nothing but it
looks like everything / hey our brains were
formatted designed by 3 1/2 billion years of
evolution on this planet all those
creatures and organisms that came before
wired our brain made us who we are
took into consideration
the sacred libation the tree of life and
the baptism and the transformation adaption
so who can say how it should be or
even how it is ??

don’t give up grasshopper
remember what you learned
when you were high what you dreamed
when you were a little child
and you wore your superhero cape to the store
with your mom unashamedly holding her hand
and believing in your dream with such ferocity
not even knowing the difference between
that reality and any others say that
of your mom for example or the adults
around you the people who were supposed
to know the teachers and the leaders and the
elders and the old ones white as snow and wrinkled

calibrate this / the chances of elves
and gnomes being real / but then
why are they in our stories huh ??
our stories are as real as as we are
if we believe in them right ?? the movies ??
faith based reality ?? it’s trending these days

but it’s always been that way
the only thing i know for sure is that
here i am which is the subject of this
dissertation this diatribe this tirade this echolocation
this deep and inviting incantation into the bright
insight of the night resembling a realization

i am here and you are too and somehow
that is good and god i am glad and it could have happened
this way or that way or it could have happened
a million trillion zillion other ways
is all i’m saying

the end

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