Measuring Art In The Rings of a Tree

Science can only take us so far

we’re still waiting for the second act for cryogenically frozen heads

while satellites pass Jupiter, sure

though not as far as our paints and saints go

I mean imagine the mind of Michelangelo mixing his palettes

beneath his dripping ceiling of this Sistine Chapel

and who do you think he created first

God or man?

The science of art

this mixing of photosynthesis of yellow and blue

married to spring leaves

and everything green in between

and all those planets that can’t be seen

we believe

lie in an outside galaxy

other branches of this same tree

making papery promises

mapping out this Milky Way’s majesty with poetry

all the while pinch yourself

cause we’re all living posthumously.

 

 

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