“Would it have been worth while,
To have bitten off the matter with a smile,
To have squeezed the universe into a ball….”
— T. S. Eliot
So here am I on
November the nineteenth wondering
whether with the willing kindness
of a smile I could bring the physical
laws of Newton to naught –
draw the detritus of dawn
and dusk, the furthest yin
and the farthest yang into a coiled
mass very much akin to beneath
the skin of golf balls of yore.
I ponder the ability of upturned
lips, bared teeth – the gorilla smile –
while meaning to bring a positive
response, to truly do such damage.
Would it be worth while to find out?
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