Tuesday, February 23, 2010

when ends the world, a poem by logankstewart

on a saturday
in november
during lunch
when ellie montgomery
reaches for the ketchup
to ruin her freedom fries.

on a tuesday night
in january
when thomas montgomery
hits a patch of slick road
after he's had a bit too much
and no one had a mind to stop him.

at eleven a.m.,
local time,
when a crazed zealot
decides to detonate himself and those around him
after listening to the lies
of those that should be silenced.

tonight,
when esther montgomery
finishes saying her prayers
and closes her tired, old eyes,
weary and ready to leave
and see her sweet family again.

when the gasses run out
and the internal combustion engine of Earth
goes quiet
when the sun explodes
when the black holes eat us all
for dinner
when the LHC malfunctions and things get crazy
and the dinosaurs come back
armed and dangerous

Random Bits & Pieces

  • LOST tonight!
  • Writing Wednesdays tomorrow.
  • Bologna sandwich, raisins, pretzels, Doritos, corn flakes, semi-sweet tea, an apple, and tuna-noodle casserole or chili turkey dogs.
  • Parenthood looks great, and it’s the same producers or something as Arrested Development
  • Telos.

5 comments:

Stephanie Fey said...

Yes, there are many ways for worlds big and small to end. I loved the little pictures, full to the brim with life, that you painted in this poem. Beautiful and memorable.

May you and Keisha's world never end, sir! Well, not until you're ready for it to.

Steph x

logankstewart said...

@Steph: Thanks, friend. Glad you liked it. And thanks for the well-wishes, too.

David Wagner said...

Interesting poem. I think I'll keep re-reading it until I figure it out...

What's "telos" mean, eh?

Mattson Tomlin said...

Maybe because it's on my mind, but had a Solomon Grundy vibe going there...

logankstewart said...

@Dave: Good luck. Telos is a Greek word meaning "end."

@Mattson: I can see where you're coming from with that.