Funny, or Forever

it’s a funny thing

how forever

is impenetrable

the iceberg that slashed –

pierced Titanic

with a mortal gash.

until distress

in the shape of global warming

meets judgment

in the form of Mach 5

and time is awash

in an icy deluge

of fragility.


it’s a funny thing

how forever

is shrink-wrapped

in glimmery cellophane

presented by bunnies

riding aback pirouetting unicorns

wreathed in butterfly smiles.

until missteps

shred glittery wrapping

to shit stained ribbons

while apprehension

fattens the teeming nits

that gorge as medieval knights

on the clotting gore

of slaughtered hope.


it’s a funny thing

about forever