Lucius Furius

The Body's Machinery - Poem by Lucius Furius

Marco! One minute you seemed perfectly healthy,
the next you were sprawled on the floor by the drinking fountain
like a sack of potatoes.

(How reliable our machinery is usually-
just think if your car ran 60 years nonstop! ....)

But, Marco, seeing you there on the floor,
I knew we live at the mercy
of neurons and corpuscles
(our own little wires and pistons)
and when they stop, we stop.

Topic(s) of this poem: body

Form: Lyric

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This poem is one of the Humanist Art Homepage, Scraps of Faith poems.

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    Poem Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2017

    Poem Edited: Sunday, August 13, 2017

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