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 glare -

Such inklings of the larger world
Don’t need the blind 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.