Posted by: zhak39 | June 26, 2008

June Song

Seventeen years ago today
the earth did not wobble from its axis.
The stars did not dip in the sky.

Seventeen years ago
the universe did not for one second
hold its cosmic breath
or move from expansion to contraction.

(But you cannot convince me of this.)

Seventeen years ago Helen made me a mother.

My planet wobbled.
The stars sang.
And every angel or deva or what have you
collectively paused
for an immeasurable moment in linear time,
directing their joyous attention
to the absolute perfection
of sweet and wondrous
human creation.

(Happy Birthday, darling girl.
Mama loves you.)


  1. :] thank you

    i lost the game

  2. You’re welcome.

    I won because I make up the rules as I go along.

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