Bless Me

The unnecessary ecstasy of a sudden sneeze

Propels me backward in my rolling chair

Downstream through time — my pleasure’s messes

I leave before me in the future


I rocket into the past and out

Through the wall through the ceiling, the clouds in the sky

Peering down from the wheel, the amusement park

Looks fake, a child’s construction set


Backward! Faster! Physics be damned!

Through space I see the Earth below

And tail-lights on the cars ahead

Playing the story game, drowsy on Dramamine


Are we almost there? I fly on further

Earlier and earlier curiouser and curiouser

A baby is born, a smack and some wetness

Life erupts like a sudden sneeze


–Dan Kilian


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