The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #784
(Week of 27 November, 2011)

It's science!

Big Burp Theory

During breakfast on day one
A colossal belch like the bark of a gun
Something turbulent had begun
All echoey depths and pungent suns
Gasses erupted into space
Swirling galaxy dinner plates
Burst from a hole in the cosmic face
A few billion years and the human race
A most unmannerly transgression
Whose result is gastronomy and the suggestion
That the answer to the ultimate question
Is nothing more than indigestion

Copyright © 2011 by Dave Grossman

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