Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RESURRECTION UPDATE, by JAMES GALVIN

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First Line: And then it happened
Last Line: An aspirin in a glass of water
Subject(s): Earth; Jesus Christ; Resurrection, The; World

And then it happened.
Amidst cosmic busting and booming
Gravity snapped,
That galactic rack and pinion.

Trees took off like rockets.
Cemeteries exploded.
The living and the dead
Flew straight up together.

Only up was gone. Up was away.
Earth still spun
As it stalled and drifted darkward,

An aspirin in a glass of water.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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