Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12

The world was flat then
and observers could see
from one edge to the
other, since there was
no horizon, no curve
of earth. The world
was so flat that fears
of falling off into the
abyss were rampant,
and sailors refused to
man a ship that was
to sail too near the rim.
Flat planet floating
in a void of flat planets
and two-sided stars.
We wondered some
times what there was
on the underside of
ours, the one called
Earth, same term we
used for dirt, the stuff
that stuck us to the
ground and kept us
from the view below.

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