"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

08 January 2019


Wyeth, The Porch, 1970


I watched the sunset on Mars 

through a space-probe camera's eye.

It dropped down so quickly --
like a diver in a slow-motion film

plunging into darkness 
through a splash of light.

I heard a soft knocking 
at my door.

Then an acorn struck
and rolled forever down the roof.

A crow cawed faintly
beyond the closed window.

Autumn, and the fire
flaps like a heavy canvas in the wind.

Dan Gerber

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