I slapped a gnat that settled
on my face. Such a short life.
In many respects my own is similar
Apparently, that ghastly Chile
earthquake shortened earth’s
day by one-millionth of a second
Unbelievable, the molten rock
underneath this planet’s slim crust
on which I labour, love & laugh
it hurtles through space
Passing by, it is never
finished & nothing ever is.