|Yeah Yeah Yeah - It's Blitz Album cover|
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You grabbed a cold egg from the refrigerator
and felt it leave your fingers
as you closed the door;
you fumbled a catch
and the texture of moisture on its thin shell
remained in tactile memory
long after it hit the floor.
Several options presented themselves.
1. You could have chosen to marvel at the intrinsic value of three-dimensional art
in a corner of your kitchen.
2. Or to contemplate the infinite quiet of the exoplanets as they revolve
around their dying sun 39 light years distant.
Instead you took a dishcloth to the mess
and swiped the remains
onto a piece of salvaged newspaper
trying to avoid
the viscosity of the albumen
and deliberately not reminding yourself
that this was intended
as your first meal of the day.
There is a slow kind of sadness which descends
at such times for no apparent reason.
Maybe you caught yourself thinking
1. All art is a waste of time, including the poem you wanted to write in yolk
on the kitchen wall.
2. Man is prone to breaking things, scraping up the dregs and never giving
a second thought. Calling it accidental.
You may have said a small prayer for the exoplanets,
hoping that 39 light years is far enough away.
Izy Gruye encourages us to bring back something shiny and new for her Out of Standard - Multiple Choice challenge in The Imaginary Garden.