by Gary Hardaway

Petty minds think arithmetic thoughts
in units of dollars and cents

and strive to quantify the world
in spread sheets, plus and minus,

projected on the wall in power points
with charts, barred and pied,

in 2D surfaces, blue, red, and white.
The curvature of light

through gravity's lenses
cannot be computed by

their bars and pies and thus
must be of no importance.