Where is the Where?

by Kevin T McEneaney


People say the world must have arrived

from somewhere and they posit

that the where was once nothingness.

It’s a popular story in the news.


We are born from our mother’s womb,

imagine we arrived from somewhere.

We are aware we are going to nowhere

when, like a candle,

our lives are extinguished,

yet we long to perpetuate

the memory of our lives in others

who will also arrive at nowhere.


Now that I have explained everything

and cleared up any confusion

about where we are,

and where we are going,

I will say goodbye

because I am going nowhere,

just like you….