Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Oppenheimer Apprehensions [V. 1]

Oppenheimer apprehensions as I realize
that I too, write in a notebook
Made of might pines
and that I run water over my body every morning
and that I drive a car with a pathetic MPG

I have never marched on any campus
On any street, or on the steps of any capital
I have never held a peace sign or a woman’s right to choose sign
But I watch political news on the television
And am enraged by inaction

I read books with higher, noble meanings
But never remember how they moved me a week later
And I never write any myself

I plan to go to college and find a job where
I plan to gaze at stars so I may miss all the
Earthly problems around me

Oppenheimer apprehensions as I realize
That I too, am like Vishnu
Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.

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