Comes the Flood – Andrea Jackson

Andrea Jackson

Insight is just beyond the ceiling of the known,
aglow at night with phosphorescent stars
to foster a child’s imagination –
such a kind and safe thing to do for a child –
but above the ceiling float the answers to questions
we never thought to ask

And then one day the ceiling collapses
throwing up great clouds of plaster dust
and cellophane stars
and over it all a flood of truth,
torrents of the stuff, enough to drown us all
or at least flood the township to the windowsills
ruining carpets and the varnished legs of tables

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