Sunday, October 12, 2008

Gnat

(apparently I have always been obsessed with bugs......)

So effortless. I only moved my hand
And pressed one fingertip upon the stone.
Not even pressed, just placed. And that was it.
That winged speck of life that crawled alone
Was no more than a blot upon the grey
That looking back I couldn't find again
Once I had turned my eyes another way.
And yet, that was a life. It once had been
A little point of wonder, even it,
The center of a cosmos so minute,
And yet, to it, unknown and infinite;
And I had stopped that life. The things we do!
One finger from a bigger world reached in,
And world touched world.
It never even knew.

14 comments:

William Michaelian said...

Yes. And I’ve seen drivers whose vehicles sport pro-war stickers slam on their brakes to avoid hitting a squirrel or someone’s cat or dog.

~im just only me~ said...

wait period or semi colon? you cant have both! :P

don't be emily said...

ok, fixed lol. now comment on the poem instead of the punctuation.

Anonymous said...

I hardly ever come n read your writings, for half the times I have it seems I do get lost. But, per chance, today I came and read.
Magnificent render of, what I interpreted, a life.... and then I lack the words to explain exaclty what I mean.

~im just only me~ said...

gno!

Mother of Perseus said...

i can't believe you squashed the lady bug Kate!
que ferai-je avec toi? *le sigh*
beautiful lines, though.
t'aime trop!

Mother of Perseus said...

ps... if it wasn't a ladybug, then it's cool... rofl.

Mother of Perseus said...

wait! I see the title...

oh dear.

if you were in virginia beach, i'd ask you to slap me.

<3

~im just only me~ said...

very star-warsian.

Mother of Perseus said...

or Horton Hears a Who....

don't be emily said...

star-warsian???? what on earth?

William Michaelian said...

“ . . . It had once been / A little point of wonder, even it / The center of a cosmos so minute, / And yet, to it, unknown and infinite.”

Come to think of it, I do see stars.

~im just only me~ said...

I think its a scene from the very end of a Star Wars movie in which the universe that the whole movie takes place in, ends up being contained in a marble that creatures of another universe are playing with... I was trying to find something to back me up on this, but i cant! That is weird.

William Michaelian said...

Have you read Mark Twain’s The Great Dark? It’s about a family on a terrifying sea voyage which takes place in a single drop of water.