Relativity (A Poem)


This is whatever can be measured between us.

For instance, two birds share one sign, tail feathers

touching, heads back in song, a heart of gray sky framed

between them. But look again, for each line clocks

a difference. One breaks off, another begins; attention is

in the details–then it’s back toward this upward glance

into some larger change of one bird now missing,

the gray heart gone, and the sky, cold and clear. There.

2o tree along sierra hwy

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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