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Morning Exercises


Maybe today the solar wind will flare up

and if the electrical grid collapses

a few people will be most annoyed

they can’t check their lottery numbers online


Maybe today extraterrestrials will pop in

and ask if we could stop calling because

one of their weaknesses is for listening

to our noise just shy of white


Maybe today it will be revealed that cancer

is actually cellular schizophrenia, and with practice

it can be cured by holding still, awkwardly happy

with the one you you are


Maybe today you will remember just enough math

to derive the volume of a cone from scratch

Maybe today is how the whimper will end

with a universe




Christopher Phelps