The Heavens at Every Step

And God made…every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

a quintillion
is written as such:

one
zero
comma
zero
zero
zero
comma
zero
zero
zero
comma
zero
zero
zero
comma
zero
zero
zero
comma
zero
zero
zero
comma
zero
zero
zero

more insects in one square mile of meadow

than humans on the whole of Earth

200 million to one

a universe of bugs

the heavens at every step.

Poem ©2017, Jen Payne. National Poetry Month, 22. Bible reference: Genesis 1:24-25. Image: Insects, Theodor Severin Kittelsen.

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