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<ul><li><p>8/12/2019 Worldbuilding While U Wait</p><p> 1/5</p><p>Worldbuilding While U Wait:The Story of the Formation of Our World</p><p>Told in Poetic Form</p><p>By Sally Morem</p><p>A perfect Hindu?What a laughable propositionLet me tell youThe minutiae that man laid on meDrove me crazy</p><p>He would go outAnd amble along the seaside boulevardWhile I hacked awayAt the red tape hamstringing his projects</p><p>ButBeing ThereNo, I really meanReally Being ThereNow thats the trick</p><p>The Buddhists call it mindfulnessSomething that holds no attraction for me at allDrive your mind as hard as possibleGo pedal to the metalBurn rubberPeel and stick karmaOn your rear window</p><p>But Judgment Day had come for ShakuhachiAnd I was glad for himAre we wild, we Americans?I asked him onceHe gave me one of hisImpenetrable answers:Shells curve to infinity.</p></li><li><p>8/12/2019 Worldbuilding While U Wait</p><p> 2/5</p><p>Yeah right, I saidFrom There to FinitudeHe didnt intercept mycinematic jokeBut he caught my meaning just fine</p><p>The galaxy is big, really bigBigger than America, or so it would seem</p><p>Nome, Alaskawouldnt you love to go there?Dearest me!Hands office!(Off ass, wouldnt you know?)I will if you wont</p><p>Shakuhachi told me that in another universeOur cousins faced the 1968 Moon DisasterMade our own 1968 look like the proverbialSunday School picnic by comparison</p><p>Listen, he hissedDo you want to know a secret?NoNeither do I</p><p>The Daughter Skald Satiety SocietyWas very busy trying to put civilizationBack together over in the previouslyMentioned universe</p><p>They established the Geography Cat contestTo help get the link-minds off of theirSelf-induced malaise</p><p>Their New Jazz Quartet helped someBy playing Sole Music ModerneThroughout their officially sanctionedGovernment managed bandwidths</p><p>A spotless Dalmatian asked the CatHow would you know?</p></li><li><p>8/12/2019 Worldbuilding While U Wait</p><p> 3/5</p><p>Runic characters explained howThose other VikingsVisited that other MinnesotaAt the very spot where the other GermansBuilt Nuremberg Lake Catholic ChurchSome 900 years later</p><p>The Cat asked the Dalmatian to playCloak-Dagger-TwigThe Cat lost by drawing TwigAnd returned those mutilatedBorrowed spots</p><p>The Skald Daughters remind usThat even in our universePrecisely = Exactly, with somersaultAndQuasi = WinterUseful things to know</p><p>Snapfinger is my favorite flowerWhats yours?Do you keep it on your stormdeck?</p><p>Before we get carried awayShakuhachi reminded meI say old chapGet the ball right backTheres a dire opening in our offensive line</p><p>Shieldlaw is firm</p><p>In the alternative universeLinklossing, Groundnurse, and PeppersnowWill remainWith but a rosary fragment between themBlessed above all others in that ChurchThe rest of you may go</p></li><li><p>8/12/2019 Worldbuilding While U Wait</p><p> 4/5</p><p>And now, lets all form a long, long, longLine for commencementYou are all ready for the Real World NowThe Real Universe is ready to received youWhatever it takes</p><p>Worldbuilders, dream onThe cynicThe gardnerThe designerThe romanticThe clown</p><p>The sageThe beginner</p><p>O, brave new worldThat has such people int.I like that line.Can one of my characters steal it?</p><p>They muse and grumble and mutterCreatively of courseArguing over the history theyrefashioningSpewing forth important dates:1945177618611917198920012029</p><p>The blue pale scaffoldingOf what once wasAnd still is hoveringOverlooking Shakuhachis Judgment DayHe failed to impress his masters</p></li><li><p>8/12/2019 Worldbuilding While U Wait</p><p> 5/5</p><p>Damocles sword</p><p>SlowlyDescendsOver his neckThe worldbuilders tell him point blankYouve got to get the coastlines rightOr our design simply wont work.</p><p>Dont forget the fake fossilsOr the fake cosmosIt wont do at all to let onAbout Real RealityAnd cattailsThere must be cattails</p><p>He scurries to workRepairing the damage of his inattentionAttention must be paid after allIt earns $5.37 an hour</p><p>Please please me and settle downCommencement commences nowYour graduation project is deemedFully acceptableHighly artisticWholly original</p><p>Glide along nowAccept your diplomasYour parent worldbuildersAre pleased at how wellYouve learned your linesThe fore-ordained picture-taking session</p><p>Will occur in 15 minutesAt the reception in the foyer</p><p>ShakuhachiFades from my sight</p></li></ul>