disassembling the invisible
has its own mathematics
different rules apply

the process has its special calculus
since the unseen is huge and impudent
powerful and odd

early in our ignorance
the spirit wind would startle us, would frighten us,
shatter shelters, split the sky with light
—unseen, but real, we called it


the invisible has popular cachet
living as it does among us
in the interstices of the known

it seeps through everything
it colors the fabric of our thoughts
as ultraviolet works to build our bones
and ultrasonic whistles through the atmosphere
alerting some

—it fills the trellis of our oughts
persuading us we’re not alone

by Jim Culleny


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