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End Times

by Chris Sorrenti

all kinds of organic material
falls to the floor
between my coffee table and couch

the bigger pieces
I pick up immediately
toss into the ash tray
the lesser of the litter however
and especially food particles
are dispatched
with a quick sweep of the hand
underneath my couch
for future entertainment

in this
I see myself as a god
creating new life forms...
who in their microscopy
can only but look up
into the darkness...passing light
and wonder aloud
of what force
brought them into existence

never realizing
to the sound of a vacuum cleaner
steadily approaching
that the one who gave them life
could soon suffer the same fate

© 2005

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Posted on 04/24/2005
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 04/24/05 at 04:50 AM

hahahaha! well, don't worry about the dreaded vacuum cleaner...under the couch cushions is the true treasure chest -- kids must love your house!!!

Posted by David R Spellman on 04/24/05 at 02:59 PM

Laughing while reading this at the close-to-home similarity. Your mind amazes me in its perspective and what you can turn into works of art! [;0)~

Posted by Maureen Glaude on 04/24/05 at 03:05 PM

getting the vaccuum busy sounds like an adventure and a moment of reckoning here, of which I'm well familiar. Whose world beneath the couches and their cushions can't speak of many stories? Interesting and fun.

Posted by Laura Doom on 04/27/05 at 06:49 PM

The supreme being sucks? - long live the king of domestic appliances :)

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 04/28/05 at 04:20 AM

Sounds like it is a whackum you use. Fun poem Chris. I have to leave the house when a vacuum is used, I am allergic to the house dust one kicks up....Charlie

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 05/01/05 at 01:21 PM

Fun read, this ironic take on life. Humorous, with a serious ending line.

Posted by Rebecca Andre on 07/08/07 at 05:01 AM

heee! *grins* wonderful. good to know others are as unconcerned with the little crumbies as i am!=)

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