Tagged: engineering

nine times out of

nine times out of
ten, we approach each
other without knowing
the mettle of which
we are made. even
after years of testing
one another,
acknowledging as many
variables as our hearts
can hold, we will stumble
upon the end of
things and realize
that we failed to detect
the significance of one or
more properties,
overlooked the
hard spots that
we thought were
holding us together

if the universe

if the universe
were a packaging machine,
would we have a say
in how we were picked up,
folded and flipped, traversing
axes we only read about
in engineering
textbooks, so that
when you and i bump
into one another
in the middle of
grand central, time
is meant
to stand still, nothing
breaks, and no one
calls for the job setter

we are alien

we are alien
invaders to the
heart, programmed
with the sticky
business of
terraforming one
another’s ecosystem –
it takes so much
discipline to
flourish together

there are charges that

there are charges that
flow regardless
of the measure of
resistance. we grip
the edges of our
seats, prepared
for a crash