Nietzsche said the poem is a dance
In chains. Molecular life enchained by chance?
The bonds of atoms formulas distill
Are strains that resonate, the elements
Held both far together and close apart.
I cannot turn to the work of this suspiciously academic figure without trust, possibly because of a sense I've done nothing to conceal for years, that by the provocations of inquiry, I have never felt less than embraced.
The less I know, the more I am unchained; so that to wonder, is to be far and close at once.
The Rest of the Way
Alfred A. Knopf, 1992©