These Are Just a Few Examples
So many worlds, we cannot see them
all at once: Earthwormtropolis, worms
crying out, More decay, more decay!
There is the life of bones, outliving
us, moving only when the soil ripples
as it does, slightly, at least every few
years. The stoicism of driveway
basketball hoops and swing sets,
the first molecules of rust landing
and latching on. The life of air,
a cold front drifting in, a heavy
barge dragging the winds in, and
the Society of Tree Branches
nodding to acknowledge weather.
There is the future we think is going
to happen, hovering around each
one of us, the ages we envision
ourselves to be, the abilities we
will develop, always unseen.
Money World and Body Biology
World and Feelings World,
an entire symphony of people
speaking intimately to cell phones,
listeners we assume exist.