Do Marshal (Amended)

by David Andrés Alíx

The sun

One hundred billion hydrogen bombs every second

The universe?

Oh that you marshal the energy emitted in one billionth

Of one nanosecond from your master work

Your energy to one coordinate in our vicinity

That every fiber and sinew be made fresh and new

That the mind be elevated to an invincible height

That whatever clouds it with uncertainty

Be squeegeed

And be made bright white

Brilliantly blinding the doubters

And making rejoice all sons and daughters

Do marshal just once more

For happy laughter

For extra measure