Tuesday, November 01, 2005

it's only a number

2000 dollars won’t buy a decent used car
2000 feet is not a long walk
2000 miles is not even cross country
2000 drops of water won’t make a shower.

in humankind 2000 won’t

fill a town
a college
a music festival
a ballpark

2000 live humankind that is.

dead nonetheless they do add up
24,000 pints of blood that will never nourish…
10,000 fingers that will never touch…
90,000 miles of nerves that will never feel…anything…ever again.

2000 isn’t very many humans.
unless they’re dead.

all dead for the telling of
one lie.

d.l.marfurt 31 October 2005

Makeshift disclaimer: this poem being a little time in the process is out of date as of today 2024 is the new number…hopefully when you read this it isn’t any higher.



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