What Happened Here

A day ago, a vase of flowers
Sat right in that spot
A year ago, there were different flowers
In a different pot

Ten years ago, I’m told, that corner
Held a cozy chair
Fifty years ago, this whole house
Wasn’t even there

A hundred years ago, this spot
Was farmland, all around
A thousand years ago, it was
A fruitful hunting ground

Four billion years ago, the earth
Was just a lifeless ball
Five billion years ago, there wasn’t
Any earth at all

So when you ask, “What happened here?”
LOTS happened in this place
What’s that? You mean just now? Oh…
Looks like someone broke your vase

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