Science gets me
as if it were yesterday
again on the eve of tomorrow.
I grow in my walk at the foot of mountains
gathering the mysteries of physics
mysterious atoms attached to my coat.
Light travels to my soul
I shake with the memory of beginnings
so long ago cold in the explosion of the first instant.
My body floats now
without the substance of mankind
weightless as the mist of nebulae.
The instant will come
when all begins and this day collapses
reality will be at last.
The paradox of destinies revealed
life will blossom at the unlikely second
the flesh burnt to oblivion, to be ever born.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, Amethyst Review and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.