Chicano Poet

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

This Is Why The Glacier On Mt. Kilimanjaro
Is Melting

Time is not something
you can time,
you can’t take it apart.

It is not made of atoms,
electrons, nucleus, protons,
and those tiny

little things that scientists
think exist,
but don’t.

It is not their fault,
anybody can be fooled.
Henry jotted down his thoughts

as he drank a cup
of coffee.
The cup fought valiantly

to stay on the table.
The handle did its best
not to be grasped,

to no avail.
The coffee tried to become
a solid,

but Henry drank it
like a rock.
He stirred Mt. Kilimanjaro with his spoon.


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