Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chicken Little

Chicken Little was wrong.
The sky is not falling
   everyone knows that.

But, do you know that
   a tree sucks up bits of the air
   and plants them in the earth?

If I were to state
   with great certainty,
   in a steady voice,
“The shortest distance between
   up and down is not a straight line”
Would you doubt your knowledge?

If a second voice would add
   “Yes he is right     it is true”
Would you give in then?
How many would it take,
   Two   Three   Ten?
At what point would
   your stomach begin to turn?

There is one thing worse than being right
   and that is being alone.

Do you see that, over there,
   out of the corner of your eye?  Could it
   be a piece of sky drifting down slowly
   end over end.

1 comment:

  1. Being right vs being alone? Being right AND being alone. Neither being right nor being alone? Km