On Perfect Marble

by Jerry Ratch

So the subtle shadow settles onto perfect marble 

on the floor of the ocean 

when the sunlight blooms over space and time 

but only in the near future 

as it has always been, unstable to this day 

Be present, stay present 

tie yourself in a bow 

and let the politicians speak now and forever 

because we need more hot air and gas 

in the foregone conclusion inside the word balloons 

under the bubble of the world 

The politicos have nothing new on the agenda 

so let them have their say 

and be done with it 

so they don't explode again 

on the world stage