Friday, June 16, 2006

Things unknowable and ordinary

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The Cosmology Of Matrimony
For JoAnn

It takes all of creation, a silicate divot of rock on Europa,
the trailing veil of a dusty ball of Oort cloud ice hurtling
through a vacant quadrant of nowhereness, a white hair

in the middle of a mole on the face of shepherd asleep in Tibet,

things unknowable and ordinary, every molecule vital in setting
to motion the scattered atoms in the nebulous heart of a young

boy who unwittingly summons it all to bear and bring forth
perfect moment in space, time, and a third grade classroom, the
moment he, in the vital throes of an adoration fermenting tenderly

in the eighth year of his singular vintage, crosses the vast room in

a vectoring orbit to blaze before his teacher, press himself close
to the center of a star and say: Miss Galuska, will you marry me?

Joseph Gallo
June 12, 2006

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Blogger ankhara99 parried...

Awwwwwwww! So Cute!

June 17, 2006 6:10 PM  
Blogger Marit Cooper parried...

I do love your poetry, it takes me out of myself, a quick trip around the outer reaches of the Solar System and back again, to view the world with bright new eyes. You blow the dust off my mind ;-)

July 07, 2006 4:42 AM  

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