I wrote this for a challenge from The Sience Creative Quarterly. After I wrote it, I looked more closely at the instructions (I tend not to do that) and realized they wanted larger works like stories or novels. Here is is anyway.
to burn revolutions into our minds,
to create new synapses, blunders
free of tattered storybook blurbs,
to account for brilliant emergence
of a universe blinking in billions
of years, raising us from turds
through countless failed goals
into dreams of souls.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.