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For a Thousand Years to Come

For a Thousand Year To Come (photo: Alexandru Tudorache)

For a Thousand Year To Come (photo: Alexandru Tudorache)

we’ve weathered
a thousand years
of sun and rain

but the life we breathe
through our leaves
will not be enough
to sustain us

we can cry
turn a blind eye
or resign to the
eminent reality
that one day soon
we are going to die.

but on another planet
in a different time
i hope we meet as seeds
so that our flowers can bloom
under a new sun together
for a thousand years to come.

An Emphasis on Birthdays (photo: NASA)

An Emphasis on Birthdays

they hold firm to their
belief in a creator
of the beings that are
visible and measurable
to them in time and space.

they rationalize that they
couldn’t have come from nothing,
but they couldn’t have come
from something, either.

their creator cannot be a thing
because by their definition,
a thing must exist in time and space.

and their creator must exist
outside of the measurable universe
because to them, to be measured
is to be something.

these beings will never really know
anything about their creation
with any certainty.

only that they were created
at a certain point in time and space.

perhaps this is why they place
such an emphasis on birthdays.