Dust Thoughts

Dust Thoughts

Catch and crumble
Catch and crumble
A fleeting thought
A remote feeling
Melancholia or anything
Crumble to dust
Let it fall through your fingers
On a piece of paper, romantically handmade
As it settles in the dendritic imperfections of the paper (the romantics are big on imperfections)
Blow the rest of it away
Now you’re many many thousand years dead
Your dust stained paper survived
Historians of the time will need it
To reconstruct the ‘Society and Culture’ part of their thesis
It will read: 21st century was a lonely time inspite of…
And now that the gist of you is cramped under the header ‘Society and Culture’ with hundreds of kindred souls,
The historians will have no use of the dust stained paper
It will end up in a curio store
Then they walk in, consider buying the dust stained paper, buy it
After an hour or so, they are bored with it already.
Their hands soiled (they are not historians), they wash it off
They think, they have gotten rid of you and your dust thoughts
But you are part of their biometric identity
Your thoughts have traveled countable infinity

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