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The Butterfly

 

QUERY:

How is beauty
even possible
in an exploding
universe?

 
*
 
Hellfires
nigh
surround us

lethal rays
abound

whirlpools of
molten
lava

and yet
a butterfly
flits around?

 
*
 
There is no
sacral
balance

to world
we see and
feel

where random is
as random
does

wherefore
piety or
zeal?
 
*
 
If there be
an
Author

must be 
delved deep 
on drugs

here a
pink
flamingo

there a
colony
of slugs?

 
*
 
But still
the ever
starry-eyed

lisp
of a
worthy god

if there
really
be one

S/he must be 
ever ever
so odd

 
*
 
Lets us
all live
a bit

only to
have us
die

lets a
tsunami
wash away

a
little
butterfly?

 

[©R.Kanth 2023]

 

Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).

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