an ocean
of inquiries, curious inspections, questions
since that primordial day of light
when our minds first opened their eyes
one day,
not long after we have perished,
to evaporate and along its bottom
will lie
among other things: the particle accelerators, the telescopes, and the books;
books galore
full of now orphaned answers
in one of those books,
one of poetry,
one may find
this poem

Selected byMaria Mazzenga
Image credit:Bilal Kamoon

About the Author: Michael Acker lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has lived in various parts of the world; his early education was in German and French(Munich, Germany).  Mike enjoys writing short poetry, especially with the intent of exploring the possibilities latent in a single image.