Who fired first?
pulled the trigger before orders before the word
before the ocean had time to compose its rhythm
before mountains drew lots for height and snow caps
before trees allocated countries and the stones
those stones of Henge basked in the rise of the summer sun;
Before the world
who squeezed first, who launched that initial big bang
spooning the plasma soup into the boiling cauldron
mixing matter and antimatter abracadabra
bang wham pow energy man energy wow,
wow that must have been some collision some shot;
go on point your finger at the line-up toss a coin,
the stranger at the other end god in the middle
maybe the one in black with the smoking gun
that other god the one you name the holy one,
"ohmygod that was awesome"
fireworks of heterotrophs microbes archaeans
prokaryotes and of course the humble sponge;
maybe all combined on the count of three
one ---- two ---- three ---- BANG
Look! it has a tail of yesterday, eyes of tomorrow
a body entirely composed of todays.