A universe off kilter?...........Verse

I stood next to my brother looking out at
the stars in the dark night and said

I don't know maybe its just what's out there that's
forever and unmoving
and what's here that's bound for a such God
damned perpetual movement

And in the long comfortable silence that followed
we both simply gazed at
the wonder above us

and then he spoke

no it is you and I that are out of time

And I said yes it is but I suppose its
just a family affair

And he said
but which family is that
the family of stars and planets
or ours

That's when I said
now you're drunk and making no
sense at all

And then he said
I may be drunk
but I can see all the way to the edge
of this universe

And I have drunk thirteen beers

We both stood for another half
hour pondering the spinning
of planets
of stars
and our altered
visions

And that's when he made the most
intelligent mind numbing
observation of the evening

"well we're out of beer now"


10 comments

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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

Interesting poem of two brothers reflecting on life. I liked it.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHaHa, This is great!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Oh, hahaha! Thanks so much for the unexpected laugh at the end! Way to start a girl pondering. . .and then WHAM!


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Rascal!! So real, so wonderful!


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia

I liked this slice of reality and the way you handled it. Pondering the mysteries of the universe to the realities at hand. Voted funny.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia

I always find it such fun, when our minds wander to such places with the help of a few drinks... This was a great snapshot of such a moment :)


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Ha! Love the unexpected ending.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Love this reflection. Nice ending that made me smile. Passing this on.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Ed - I like two brothers standing under the stars and chewing the fat. My sister and I used to do that, minus the beer, never could acquire the taste. Thinking deep philosophical thoughts while half drunk. :) It works. Theresa


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

You are all so kind ! Yes , Theresa ! Its fun , I have been honored to have had many such conversations ! Deep deep and thoughtful !.....:-}

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