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assuming insignificance

and we shall assume the tiny insignificance
of a rat or an ant as that which is worthy us,
as a cloak thrown over a god's shoulders,
bone and flesh

because we are worth the full extent
of nothing in us, a heritage
of forgetfulness and death,
we shall be one orgasm these few minutes

living, not even nothing the next

© by David McLean

Gutter Eloquence Magazine ~ Issue #17 ~ September 2011    next poem