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in hand
by Alan Abrams

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Every last atom I hold out in my hand, and those that spill from it, are populated by their own galaxies and solar systems, booming and expanding—universes unto themselves, where on each of their temperate worlds swarm billions of sentient beings, pondering in vain their own station. 

And does any one of them know that this universe I call my own—
is but an atom of an ever vaster one?

I clench my fist, crushing and crumbling the worlds it held—arresting a comet in its orbits, the sleek knife of the butcher at the throat of a lamb, thrashing lovers about to come, a baby's head emerging into the light between its mother's thighs—

and cast the remains into the road, wondering—whose hand it is that holds my world?

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Reviewed by jude forese 7/6/2012
a nice take on purpose and being in its place in the flash of existence ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/24/2012
It is very familiar. I've often wondered about our civilized world. With all its “solid” structures actually made up of billions of atoms all moving toward entropy, including gold and diamonds thought to be forever.

Ron



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