of everything

like glass
slick after a rain
then spotted with the reminder of rain
if only
the space between stars

is

filled with something

they tell me
light might have weight
after all
assumptions
torn quietly
while you work
so you
do
not
notice
until the children come home
with questions that cannot be answered any longer
in

this context

on my hand all of it
just as though God
tattooed it there
in
one
dimension

a

simple

line

examined closely enough
to reveal
the transparency of everything.

 

 

Awarded Special Merit in the Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award for 2005.
Published in The Comstock Review, Fall/Winter 2005

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~ by danielwrasmus on July 5, 2012.

One Response to “of everything”

  1. I especially enjoy the form of this poem, but the one thing that really stuck out to me is:
    “just as though God
    tattooed it there
    in
    one
    dimension

    a

    simple

    line”
    This is the sort of poetry that really speaks to the soul.

    Also, I wanted to add that a fellow poet sent me your article, “How Innovation Is More Poetry Than Science” and it did something profound to me. It truly is a gem and it’s something I will refer back to frequently.

    Thank you.

    ~Eva

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