Fiction, Poetry and Havering

April Poem-a-Day — April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21st, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a “back to basics” poem.


Down to Basics


Techniquarks and technicolor—

does it get more basic still?

Every proof brings new discovery,

particles break to smaller parts,

mass eventually yields to energy,

energy on energy turns to mass.


Water enough and food to eat,

someplace to sleep and not get rolled,

clothes or rags to keep from freezing—

does it get more basic still?

The jagged space of each inhale,

the beating of your captive heart.


Gammelor Goodenow





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