Sinkhole on Chestnut Street
An apparent disturbing trend marks
increasing numbers of sinkholes worldwide..
One attribution points to the electromagnetism of the sun..
Perhaps also pointing to a recognition that in truth
we are citizens of the sun..
The earth seems as separate and other with so many
fissures and flaws and temporary landscapes
which come and go..
Yet the sun shines with all apparent stability
lighting our daily background..
But then we recall those cosmological warnings
of the sun's eventual demise
blinking off..departing..in countable time..
So..the perennial question recurs:
what does not come and go as does
the sun and the earth marked with
that Chestnut Street sinkhole...?