A PROSE POEM — WELL, PROSE, ANYWAY

Published June 27, 2016 by Nan Mykel

What does it mean that we can fuss

over protons being two places at once

when millions are starving and homeless?

Has our brainpower overshot its mark?

 

We could speak of kinship preferences

if we were taking care of our own

but I include myself in those who

worry about how trees can hear.

 

Or spend time wondering if the protons

who don’t do their thing if observed

would behave the same stubborn way

if the observer were a dog or baboon.

 

Could our brains be too big for our britches?

 

 

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