Poemdog

Dogs 2018

100 LIFETIMES
(10/23/18)


the thought
doesn't seem
like much

we think
of a hundred
people

a medium sized
conference room
would contain
them

but if
we stacked them
time-wise
end to end

granted each
a quite reasonable
average
60 year
life span

they would
stretch back
6,000 years

an expanse
of time
that lends
a completely
different perspective
to this roomful
of ordinary
folks

a period
covering
all
of recorded
history

basically
forever
for us

but only
a twinkle
of a star
in the evening
sky

we have
hardly existed
cosmologically

yet those
centuplicate souls
believed
that we were
everything

incremental
infinities