Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Maybe You Know Enough"

maybe you know enough now

maybe you know how the Greeks

actually wrote 5678

starting with pi or maybe gamma

adding a squiggle to signify a quantity

and etas after that and more and more

or you know


whether the rivets were actually cast


so that when the hull was built

there was no way that it could withstand

that icy crash

almost at midnight 14 April 1912


if you lived your life correctly

would you really care

if you could calculate

all by yourself

the actual speed of light?

1 comment:

  1. Very impressive collection of poetry! Who are you REALLY???? I think I should like to know you!