the ‘Crown of Creation’?
Let me ask you –
what did he think he was doing?
His supposedly ultimate accomplishment
why is it called ‘Crown’?
‘Corona’ to the old Romans
synonym to halo
The Big Creator
said to be holy
still sired a son with a human woman
both often depicted with coronas
around their heads
a holy power
who in turn create their own petty crowns
placing them on their bellwethers’ heads
thus giving these animals power
to wage deadly wars
against fellow animals?
It seems the Creator
has been subject to trial and error
now tries to change his default
by creating a new corona
a tiny device
designed to delete defective software
Is this his new ‘Crown of Creation’?
But the outdated pac-men
are fighting back
working on debugging programmes
to reinstall themselves
Who is going to win?
Cosmic bookies are taking bets
Esther Murbach is a journalist, translator and free lance author who lives in Basel and Galway. She writes fiction and poetry in German and English, has nine books published in Switzerland, one poetry collection in Ireland. Publication of short fiction and poetry in magazines: The Basel Journal, The Galway Review, The Galway Review Printed Edition, The Galway Advertiser, Crannóg, The High Window, Boyne Berries. Visit her website here.