An explosion beyond comprehension sent all
The ingredients of the cosmos careening through the void.
Light, matter, and energy diffused chaotically,
Taking billions of years (as we now know them)
To fall into some kind of order, to establish
Some vaguely predictable interactions of
Cosmic proportion. Somehow, trillions of
Particles began to cooperate to form
Molecules of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen,
oxygen, phosphorus and sulphur.
Countless others scattered to the stars as well,
Of course, but light and heat and magnetic waves
Traveled 93 million miles from the sun
To make arrangements with carbon and the
Others on Earth just to produce you,
With your weakness for basic arithmetic
And your strange susceptibility to allergies.