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Scientific Coughs and Sneezes

by David William Parry about a year ago in surreal poetry
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Or Excuses for Continuing a Lockdown

In a world of broken machines,

I always tried to bring myself with me

Yet, the day arrived when time ended.

As mother remembered in her intelligence bubbles

- Somewhere amid dimmed endocrine signals

Wherein ontology became inter-dimensional.

Although it always had been, according to Cosimo.

Anyway, these bejewelled heroes

Never lingered in their lofty, silent, towers

Like Hebbel’s philosophical godson

A perpetually drunken man at Viennese parties

Who misrepresented sparks of Spirit

Spread similarly to every flower Prince

In spacetime confections, or in creamed coffee.

Oh, Eagle of Ages, pray for me as a fulfilment

Of my own blessed firmament.

One day nearby and always true.

surreal poetry

About the author

David William Parry

Rev Dr David William Parry (he, him, his) is a multi-award-winning poet, essayist, dramatist, and queer pastor of Valentine’s Hall, a Metropolitan Community Church Oasis founded in South London, UK.

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