‘Wait Till This …’

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savant flicks the switch

tenderly as a flower would curl
in the leaking secrecy of dawn,

computer breathes with the breaking lights
the chatter and purr of the new
breed of animals,

the human-god speaks odyssey
of colloid and crystal,

summons
angels of heaven for
a bargaining of power,

the measure of the weather
light and dark, life and death

as wheels churn and electrons flow
in listless pulses to close
the heaving horizon,

angels of faith are outclassed by
litany of philosophers, mathematicians
forebode

and when angels of death are sent
(as some resort),
savant merely raises hands for
timeout,

coolly wipes beads of sweat from the brows
while thus saying,

‘Wait Till You See This!’

 

Copyright © SSJ, 1979

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4 Responses to ‘Wait Till This …’

  1. Great story poem with a considerable depth of reference! I worry that the savants won’t be funded …

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