Saturday, August 10, 2013

From "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam"

LXXI
The Finger writes, and, having writ,
Allows you to read your obit;
Doom gives you the finger,
And says you won’t linger
Much longer in all of this shit.

LXXII
That Bowl which we call the Sky
Is a covering lid they apply,
Whereunder we crawl
To the petri dish wall,
Then run out of food and die.

LXXIII
The Big Bang determined the text
Which we read, yet still get perplexed:
The way it exploded,
Right then encoded
Whatever you’re going to do next. 

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