Most of the planets
were named after gods of an empire now extinct. While the cosmos
continues to evolve, we were left with one God and a STEM with no green fuse,
force driven by figures cold as the void and arrogant as a star on the cusp
(If math were the language of the universe, wolves would howl numbers, chickens
would peck at equations.)
Then it sent forth a Great White Light shining for
years into the future through
boundless space, skirting horizons of black holes,
to dazzle astronomers, (though not
astrologers), cosmologists, physicists,
and perhaps even
a few poets, visual artists and
not clear if we have a framework that will
us make progress in the same way.
Contrary to Jupiter's
toxic, for humans, unbreathable air, and swirling storms,
one blue/green/brown/black inquisitive eye by
of its own inner articulations.
receptors in the joints turn them into sense organs,
registering geometric relations to the
ground and to the force of gravity
by the relative
position of the bones. The system links
bones and extremities
to the environment and
boundaries, leaving lots of blank space, the terra incognita.
died still trying to draw a nose, knowing
that its appearance is not the nose.