Jules Verne didn’t know
The half of it: Journey to
The Center of the Earth, really!?
He didn’t even get through
The crust. How about getting
Through a universe, a handful
Of vacuum, a shpritz of wormholes, to
Sail beyond Taurus the Bull.
What if spectrographic analysis
Yielded no serviceable result,
Because they revealed nothing but
The presence of an outer tumult?
And meanwhile, inside, whatever it is
Is turning everything, even its opposite,
To itself, with lots of cosmic
Foaming, and yet it has exquisite
Precision in its manifested
State. Should that break down,
What disaster, if it only followed
Rules that were a hand-me-down.
Yaacov David Shulman