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Poems by Jim Fulcomer

Meteoric Musings

Alarmed by a sudden bright appearance from atmospheric interference,
to a meteor’s progression - there was no time for intercession.

When early on one Russian morning, came a boulder without warning,
from outer space with flaming track, taking many folks aback.

How many other rocks come calling? There surely is a daily falling,
of meteoric debris, which filters down on land and sea,

to wind up as household dust and even in your nose, I trust.
While you may blame that sneeze on pollen, it could beastro-dust that’s fallen.

For the Earth gets fifty tons a day, so in that matter, let us pray,
that meteors and asteroids, are tiny, so the Earth avoids,

those large and serious ablators who might favor us with craters.
Was it a cometary calling-card, that made living really hard,

for Saurians of ancient time? Their mortgage was indeed sub-prime.
The same could happen to us, sadly, with results that end quite badly.