The world as it is




The world as it is,
just as it is,
without embellishment,
without ornament superfluous,
is already mind-fuckingly 
awesome. 

If you don't think so,
then you must 
see the night sky 
from a mountain top
at 10,000 feet
on a bitter cold
and wind-scoured
spring night.

The Milky Way
will rip your 
mind open.

You can see
the lines of 
your own hand
in that light

and you will know
what they mean.




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13 thoughts on “The world as it is

  1. Now that is an attention-grabber… feels very big, my hand against the milky way. This poem is quietly epic. I don’t know if that makes sense, but it’s what I felt out of it.

  2. This makes me think of a moment in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe where Zaphod is placed inside a box (vortex) where he is shown the entire universe and his place in it. Normally this destroys other life forms since their egos can’t handle it. . . but he comes out thinking he is the greatest thing in this universe.

    And why not? 🙂

    • Why not indeed? Aren’t we all the greatest things? Can’t really take any credit for it, but here we find ourselves…It’s been too long since I read Adams. It’s been on my re-read list for ages…

  3. He actually has the whole universe in the vortex with him. I like thinking that your poem might have the whole universe right here, waiting for us.

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