If There Were Reason

If there were reason
then all of the atoms would line up
with all of the flowers.
If there were a rationale
there would still be death
and the need for death
and the chip in the wall,
the one atom out of place,
which always causes everything
to fall and tumble
in a pile of
life and death
and flowers growing
on a hillside
like the random notes
of the brook

david michael jackson