The Couch People: Part 1

We were struck
as if from nowhere
an asteroid hurling through space and landing neatly
within our solar system
seemingly without consequence
there were ripples but they are like air
we might have felt them
felt their arrival at the heart of their coming
but we couldn’t imagine
their far reaching consequence.

“Who are they?” He said looking past me.
“Who?” I looked over my shoulder to where his eyes led.
“Them.” he nodded forward confirming his attention. Two people sat on a couch together, a man and a woman no more or less different than any other than couple that might have sat there. They looked comfortable, reading the newspaper and smiling when they dressed one another. There was a pile of books between them.
“Who do you think they are?”


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