The first rule of life is that up isn’t down.
Why not? Well, it’s better that way.
You may think, how much more
You would get done, but anyway
That’s a done deal. Without it,
Who would carry the groceries up
The stairs, or go downstairs to clean
The furnace? There’s a lot you can fit in a teacup
With a good strainer. Well, now things
That are impossible are impossible,
But inside them you can see those wonders,
A star is hiding in a scribble.
Out of the darkness comes light. Yes,
It’s dark to you and me, and to
The mantis shrimp. On an endless ocean
A figure rows in a canoe
Yaacov David Shulman