Friday, September 22, 2006

POEM: A Minute

He wonders
how far the earth
speeds through space
in one minute,

or how many leaves
fall from the oak tree

in the park,
or how many thoughts
the human race thinks.
Once he watched a second hand turn
for a full minute.
Another time
he focused on a single shining idea
for a minute, and the idea
didn’t stop shining,
and still doesn’t.

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