Genesis 2020

by B. Somnouk Thao Worra
The new ark shall be compact
The size of a Gucci suitcase

A thousand microvials brimming
With an incriminating sampling of our genetic meandering
Since the tree of life was a sapling.

A magician's trick unfolded,
A babbling ocean now stares
As the genie is put back 

Into the bottle

On the rocks 

Into the waves

A hermetic voyager
Singing a Homeric ode
Across time's elliptical odyssey

At least until the battery
Wears out

Somewhere in high orbit

 2002 by  B. Somnouk Thao Worra. All rights reserved.