Today's poem is by James Doyle

Among the Most Recent Projectiles

storming the sky is the earth.
I have been reading the footnotes

to the footnotes all the way back
beyond Nostradamus and it is true.

The earth is inching out of its orbit,
on its way at last. We are in

for the ride of our lives. True,
it is tracking a little stickiness

behind it like the slime trail
of classic snail. True, it will take

a few million light years to get up
to speed. But the monkeys out there

in a future galaxy are ready, waiting
for us with teacups in their hands.

Copyright © 2006 James Doyle All rights reserved
from Lilies and Cannonballs Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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