Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Absurd

What is it about the absurd

that etches into memory
like carvings in stone?

Facts memorized for a test
are soon forgotten,

poems rehearsed remembered
for a longer time

but when we witness the absurd;
a freak show at a carnival,

the sighting of a UFO,
a man running naked
through a football field

these become
magnesium flashes

seared into the brain
for eternity.

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