Tuesday, March 26, 2019


A globe of nested Flatlands
never in contact with one another
never aware that the others exist
till one day, flat scientists
find a way to travel between
the concentric dimensions
the Russian-doll worlds

at first
the wonder of it all
billions more places to explore
trillions more people to meet
than anyone had ever imagined
inevitably though
war broke out
started small
some kind of border dispute
or religious disagreement
burned ultimately
through all the worlds

when the 3D folk
stumbled upon this wonder
they found nothing but
tons and tons
of charred paper
adorned with peculiar shapes
that never moved

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