Most astrophysicists agree
there was a big bang long ago;
and, based on microwaves, foresee
the distant outcome. Apropos,
regardless if it’s ice or ash,
it seems they still cannot unlock
the secret of the awesome flash
that launched the ticking cosmic clock.
Time. Ours to waste, to keep and kill;
to make, to mark, to bide and buy;
which, in its mystic fullness, will
reveal not only how, but why.
But in the meantime, here’s the odds —
dark energy, or God, or gods.