“its rock crystal and its imperturbablity,
all of museum quality” Marianne Moore in “England”
Museum quality imperturbability…
that’s what I’m looking for:
Rand-McNally is no help with that..
Maybe I didn’t look hard enough,
or maybe vision was sublimated
by preconceived notion…
Like being oblivious to clouds gathering;
concentrating on dolphins playing
while gulls flocked inland.
Not seeing the sky darken
won’t prevent the rain. Better to keep
the eyes open wide.
If there is no calm,
there won’t be a storm.
On second thought,
if there is no rain
there can never be a rainbow.