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Two Poems by James Hand

 

James Hand is a young man living in California. He tries to write honestly. He has no formal education in creative writing, but simply loves to write. After he spend a day writing he feels rejuvenated and alive. Read his blog here.

 

internet religion

today i google searched ‘the bible pdf’

 

i crawled into my sink and watched the street

the black asphalt stretched into the sky

the sky lowered into the asphalt

 

i can count to one billion in three seconds

 

 

satellites

we are all little satellites

orbiting around an unlimited supply of pudding

 

or heroin

 

or kittens

 

or other stuff that makes us smile

 

there are satellites around earth

orbiting around us

pulled in by earth’s gravity

moving toward us slowly with each full orbit

 

we all live on a satellite

orbiting around a giant ball of gas

hot enough to burn us alive

 

one day

we will get an unlimited supply of heroin

and smile widely before we overdose

 

one day

satellites will enter earth’s atmosphere

and free fall toward earth in a ball of orange

and explode

 

one day

the earth will collide with the sun

and everything will turn to ash

 

but there will be more satellites

somewhere so far off we could not see them

orbiting around something

moving closer toward their parent bodies

waiting to reach them

and explode

 

James Hand

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