Wednesday, July 6, 2022


Okay, so it's a fact—
that the ponderous tomes 
of formidable lexicons 

and iron-clad taxonomies 
which fortify 
our libraries 

could never come close
to counterbalancing 
a spoonful

of the density of things 
we have yet 
to understand.

But I'd gladly trade the weight 
of a thousand and one flat 
and perfectly-mapped Earths 

for the bewildering counterintuition 
that the straightest lines 
are spherical

and still wouldn't dare cheapen
one single inexplicable 
flower on my curved path

by stooping 
so low as to call it 
a miracle.