Saturday, September 22, 2007
If nothing else, Nothing’s plentiful.
The universe, to modern thought,
is full of it, a veritable
cornucopia of naught,
the matter that we take for All
a scant fraction of the whole,
including what we choose to call
“dark,” the mystery casserole
of particles we haven’t found,
grit we posit “Somewhere,”
lest good equations prove unsound.
Still, we know there’s Something there,
though even Something’s mostly not:
everything we see or touch
is virtually empty space; what’s
truly solid isn’t much.
Nothing grows at quite a clip:
the universe is fast expanding;
but sweet nothings from your lips
are truly Something, notwithstanding.