by Rich Murphy
Knowledge produces ether from what
becomes familiar. Brothers and sisters
have begun to snore at twenty. The scientist
doesn't remember the scientific method
moments after any experiment. Robots
and zombies perform morning and evening
bathroom routines. Laundry lists remove
frontal lobes before medical procedures
and hold them hostage for ransom. Bumping
into the same furniture in different ways,
fools stay awake to live full lives. Tradition's
headboards carved from marble for the country
graveyard alarm no one. Random experiences
save us from the habits of prayer. Eureka
and repetition meet in the operating room
soon after hallelujah, unless human beings
outsmart each day their god given rites.
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