A Case of Celestial Indigestion  

intierzha 43M
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5/31/2006 1:19 pm

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A Case of Celestial Indigestion


Well, still haven't left yet, but should be soon. Still, I wanted to add this rather odd piece in case I did not get to over the weekend. It is a strange take on the subject of alternate realities, and inspired a very long short story (almost a novella really) of the same name...

'Alternate Lives'

The moment fades...
And choices are made.

A door opens and another closes
Maybe a window slams shut.
A spill causes a spark that sets
a fire...
Infinite times infinite times.

But once... it never happened.
This time, it did not occur
Mayhap it happened but merely
slightly changed
Repeated times infinite times.

A decision lingers...
And what must cannot be

A tumble down some stairs
Or a slip across a floor..
Alters a meeting of chance
Or another's destiny
Infinite or even divided this time.

But once.. it did happen
Frankly, it did occur.
And really it could have happened
Although slightly changed
Infinite and divided several times.

Call it whimsy
Call it hope
Or even fantasy
Still, what is
was not and, in the end,
may be.

A thought is altered...
And nothing is said that should

A plane lands on time
Another canceled or delayed
A car decides to stall
On the other hand, works just fine.
Once, twice, or any number of times.

These things could occur
And certainly should...
were supposed to happen
Yet, it multiples instead of divides
Infinite times infinite times.

Is it lunacy?
Is it fallacy?
Or just indigestion?
Maybe, one day at the edge of time
it was
Perhaps even celestial inebriation.

A life is changed...
Except it is not.

A kiss that leads to more
Hugs that mean just friends
Hope replaces misery
Or life remains the same
Repeating infinitely upon a
Inverted fractal a couple of times.

Some know truth that seems a dream
Others wonder about old cliches.
Joy comes with the wisdom
Of seeing lives that could
or could not be
It happens in an instant infinite
upon infinite times.

Call it what you will
Call it complete lunacy
A ridiculous extant of an epiphany
fueled by hopeful delusion
Infinite times infinite times.

Or it could be indigestion...
Darn anchovies.

C.

BaronessK 52F

6/6/2006 2:21 am

Would you mind if I linked this poem on my blog, as an addendum to my posting Paradox...? please? It's absolutely awesomely fitting! I'm going to go ahead and do it, but even with the link back here and all if you don't want me to just let me know and I'll take it back off. Still, pretty please?!


intierzha replies on 6/6/2006 9:54 am:
Oh, no problem, and it does fit with your posting. (surreal that we posted at about the same time) Thanks for stopping by as well.

C.

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