hope poem - Perpetuum Mobile

Hope Poem – Perpetuum Mobile

Perpetuum Mobile is a hope poem, a reflection on making the impossible possible, on powers beyond human imagination and thought.

Perpetuum Mobile

Crisp drawings of
the Perpetuum Mobile,
scoffed, snubbed,
adulated, apotheosized
have the earth
break mould

and draw
the wheel's jointed arms and weighted hands
in, then
drop the freights
to capture
more limbs and stones

purge
drag
bounce
pull
push
tug

again
and
again
and
into relentless
rotation.

On the table,
the Perpetuum Mobile
as drawn by Leonardo da Vinci
welds its work
to the earth's revolution.
and capers nonterminous motion
Hope Poem – Perpetuum Mobile

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