Afternoon duty session
After a liquid lunch
Only luck avoided
A nearly disastrous crunch.
For a split second the Controller
Let his attention waver and slide,
Which, for a brief instant, caused
Parallel dimensions to collide.
Dinosaurs appeared on
Many a sleeping city street
Causing that alarm and confusion
When ancient and modern meet.
Things that should have happened
Didn't, or happened slightly late,
Leaving, for a little while, both worlds
In an intermixed confused state.
The Controller quickly corrected,
Things quickly settled down,
Leaving minimal damage
In the odd modern town.
New species instantly created
Were just as quickly gone
As the dimensions re-split
And normality moved on
In one world's future
Hybrid remains would be found
Causing archaeological confusion
And many theories to abound.
And in the ancient world you
Could read the shock and surprise
That was for while was reflected
In many a dinosaur's eyes.
The controller sighed with relief
The incident had made him think
And in contrition he'd resolved
To stop that extra lunchtime drink.
In the Controllers rest room
He was greeted with a sigh,
Many a colleagues thinking
There, but for fortune, go you or I.