Tuesday, June 26, 2012

omaha upside down

my child's father's wife
the one he married
after putting us on ice
once said to me
"when love happens it happens"
and then proceeded to tell me that
in the event of a terrorist attack
the city of omaha would flip
like a pancake
and everyone would be safe
and walking upside down
underground

my mind warped at the vision of upsidedownpeople in omaha
but it exhaled at the notion of inevitability
when it comes to love

as if love hits you like a cold virus
or a snow storm

is it really so?

decades later
my mind is still not sure whether
the lady in omaha had a point
for love does not happen to me
like bad weather
or bronchitis

what i do know, though
is that i wish i was in a place
where i could be certain
that
in the event of a terrorist attack
my town would flip
like a pancake
and we all would be safe
walking upside down
underground

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