Bird Swarm On Andromeda
The Day Of The Comet
Hasidim speak Yiddish,The Amish speak the Dutch;
the educated speak in TED-tongue
but I feel the arrival of
The Days of the Comet
to disturb the meditations of the young.
Bondu girls and killah nights,
I try to speak the sacred kiss,
but have not mesmerized the words:
we are pilgrims of the universe,
leaving behind old Europe,
flying across Andromeda’s dance like birds.
Telephones to Neptune,
Skype calls from the Sun:
the illusions of omnipotence;
we still arise to milk the cows
by light of morning star,
awaiting melancholy in a private place.
Dutch - Deutsch, i.e., German
Andromeda's dance - the route the galaxy Andromeda takes through the sky
Inspired by a NASA spokesman's reply to a Congressman who asked what could the USA do if a comet - such as that which hit Russia recently - come straight at us. The answer was, "Pray."