Two Truths Haiku

by Maria Francesca

I am one ion
in the universal speck
that is am atom,

one pip on one 'i'
in infinitesimal -
I am Horton's Who.

I'm a stray dog's flea,
one foot on a millipede,
a street rat's whisker,

one convenient lie
in a politician's mouth
on Sunday morning.

I am one human
walking on one small planet
circling one small sun

on an outer edge
of a whirling galaxy
and I know two truths:

Whatever I do
I can't stop the universe
and it can't stop me.


Posted on 01/11/2013
Copyright © 2023 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 01/11/13 at 12:56 PM

Very nicely done lady.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/11/13 at 08:45 PM

I like the many "you's" - you leave no doubt in your comparisons, so the ending lines add a mighty punch where size is not the last word. Nicely done.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/11/13 at 11:15 PM

I love poems that deal with size and the universe. Happily blown away, or better exploding like a supernova over this one.

Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 01/14/13 at 11:44 PM

*****Superbly stellar*****

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 01/18/13 at 10:15 AM

I put this into my faves! Brilliantly done! I love a good haiku, but this is just bam, bam, bam like a Panzer tank coming at me!

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