Circling, Bewildered, Like Atoms

Read the Printed Word!


The thing that arrests me is
how we are composed of molecules
(he showed me the figure in the paving stones)
arranged without our knowledge and consent

like the wirephoto composed
of millions of dots

in which the man from Bangladesh
walks starving

on the front page
knowing nothing about it

which is his presence for the world


Walking in the Dark by Adrienne Rich 

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