Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts

Dancer from the Dance

by Louis Gallo

If you use an electron to observe
Particles of equal size or smaller
You must take into account
The impact of the electron
For it will change what is observed.
How can the object-in-itself
Ever be known?
Just as the craftsman must gauge
The thickness of his blade
When cutting a fine strip of molding
Or You, the motes in your vision
When sizing up the beloved.