Poem: In the Middle of Nowhere | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: In the Middle of Nowhere 

            1.
This much you know:
for every positive number,
there's a negative
stretching to infinity
in either direction
and in between:
cero, nol, nothing.
Of course, there's a question
as to whether it really exists.
It's there because we put it there.
We like the idea
as long as it doesn't apply to us.
Anyway, it's necessary.
If you take one away from one, what's left?
Look, you have to start somewhere.
This is what comes
before the beginning
and at the end: 0

            2.
Or maybe it's where
we come from and go to—
where we go through.
Nowhere we know
before we get there
or after we arrive.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018 @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

June 16-Nov. 11 — The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience...
Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...

View all of today's events

Latest in Arts & Culture

Chronogram on Instagram

@Chronogram