A drop of water on a strand of hair,

Like a node or blossom on a tree,

Enlarges both the land and air,

So through water floods the sea;


The globe-shaped droplet magnifies

Things that earlier weren't there,

Growing, right before my eyes,

Galaxies from morning glare-


Such inklings of the larger world

Don't need blinds to see

The helix of the brain unfurled

From a pinpoint to infinity, 


A strand of DNA a path,

An interstellar license,

A planet planted in the bath

And, in its dirt, horizons.



May 17th, September 21st, 2008