Tuesday, May 16, 2023


Even when doing 
the humblest 
of things,

the hugeness 
of every little life
must accrue.

In the space
of time it takes a tiny 
shrew to blink her eye,

countless inchoate 
ecosystems may improve—
or maybe 

two far away 
galaxies will collide 
and implode

long before 
their constellations'
names become known;

and then, of course
there's you—taking yet
another step

laboriously away
from the home
where you started,

even though, like 
counting to infinity, 
you know 

you can't get any 
closer to the place 
you mean to go.