Snow Globe

Once there was a blue ball and cottonfields
were dropped upon it and firefields were dropped
upon it and waterfields too were dropped upon it
along with multiplication tables and division tables
then chairs
to sit
and figure
the proper boundaries of these.

Life forms of colorful sizes and shapes were dropped
upon it and thoughts dropped within the brainclouds
dropped inside their heads while sounds were dropped
inside the thoughts. And life forms, had they not
wanted
to
begin
speaking.

Nicholas Destino is nearing the end of the MFA program for poetry at Goddard College. Past publications include one book of poetry, Of Kingdoms & Kangaroo, First Intensity, 2008, and individual poems appearing in The American Poetry Journal, The Pitkin Review, and Trident.

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