“Expulsion” by Jack Merrywell


Foolish words
fall asleep holding wisdom
to their breasts:
the two are inseparable,
this is the way of contradictions.

The prophet alone
sees his unabashed naivety
as beautiful:
it is beautiful!
It is the lover of wisdom,
the lifeblood of intellect.

And slowly,
slowly,
the master
accumulates
his insane ramblings
and with them makes sense
of the world,
makes sense of our eternal
insanity.

The contradictions, the insane demands,
the wars, the lovers...
become each other
and explode:

humanity's very own big bang.