Autumnal Repositioning

 

The sun traversed
the equator (no, it didn’t).

This is how we refer
to (a smaller reality in our terra-centric conceit) it.

The sun remains
in place (unmoved, really).
It is our… (chutzpah?)
misunderstanding.

We do the shifting.

Centuries we believed
we were
the center of living,
the vortex of reality.

We are (delusional)
by scientific evidence
left dumbfounded.

We form culturally-
acceptable redirections,
divert our (addled)
advanced minds from
the shock that comes
from (having to face)
learning we really don’t
matter all that much.

(next we tackle God)

 

A poem in honor of the start of fall.  You know, when the sun crosses the Equator.

22 thoughts on “Autumnal Repositioning

  1. The form is superb; the sarcasm comes through with a great punch! I admire the use of the single-line stanza – we do the shifting; makes the meaning of that so strong. Of course, you used that again with that earth-stopping final line, too. I’m with the others; awaiting the sequel. 🙂 Oh, and that picture is fantabulous! Nice work here, Charley.

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