Copyright © 2002 Bob Dornberg
Now, again, everything happens at once.
Consider the big bang universe.
Before the bang, time and place were the same.
After the bang, pizza parlors opened.
Now, again, I am you and you are me.
This is how it happened: it happened fast,
and it just keeps happening, over and
over. Now again I am the pizza
and the restaurant. How long will this last?
Look I didn't mean to be you, love you,
or eat cheese pizza with you, any of you,
no matter what species. Your little dog's
bark is too dark and too light. Quit saying
what I'm thinking. Help us blow up balloons.
Copyright © 2002
Jack Martin's poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, The Journal, Mudlark, River Styx, and other magazines.