The Eclipse

On the day of the eclipse
I walked above the ground
tripping over no impediment
that might have been in my way.
I was pulled aloft by the alignment
of these two huge bodies,
these disruptive orbs in gravity’s fabric,
playing hide and seek from
billions of curious eyes
that could not look directly
at the wonder
without a device placed in between
those spheres of light and dark
and our tiny, squinting eyes,
wondering, not as our ancestors did,
whether the world was coming to an end,
but whether it would follow through,
complete its implied path and allow us
to continue our quotidian tasks
of swiping through smart phones
for news of dubious merit
regarding who was doing what to whom
in our circle of friends,
in the world of the famous and nearly so,
in our politicians’ shadow games,
fashioning ridiculous new,
completely malicious tissues of lies
from the sweet and simple,
abrupt and brutal,
long and short truths of our lives.

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Author: makingsenseofcomplications

I have an academic background in literature and, separately, science. My career has been in industry in positions of increasing responsibility assisting in the drug development process - one of the most amazing intellectual pursuits of the human mind, among many other amazing intellectual pursuits. I am interested in films, philosophy, history, art, music, science (obviously), literature (also obviously), some video gaming, human behavior, and many other topics. I wish there was more time in every day because we have a world that is full of amazing phenomena that are considered too superficially by too many. Although my first and last names are fictional, I think I believe in all of the stuff you read here, although I retain the right in perpetuity of changing my thoughts about anything written herein.

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