New Math


A tree falls, in the forest, cracking
the skull
of a physicist dreaming of imaginary particles,
dreaming

of Shroedinger's cat. The sound
of the falling
was lessened by the breaking of the physicist,

but

jays
were startled; thin snakes - more perfect than
the lacquored laces in the Physicist's boots, more
perfect! - thin
snakes were frozen , then unfroze; lizards
paused their calisthenics, eyed
the cloud of leafdust, moved
upwind, maintaining their coefficient of shade.

Because the volunteers
quit searching
after a day and a half, does that mean
the physicist

is invisible?



JDP 98/06


Copyright John D Porter © 1998



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