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 flows

to the details. Then it’s back toward this upward glance

into some larger change of one bird now missing;

the gray heart gone; the sky cold, clear, and alone there.

2o tree along sierra hwy

About Santi Tafarella

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