Poems and Thoughts by Frank Maurer
Who's Really in Charge?Oh, we humans are so clever
With our ability to precisely measure
Altitude or depth (anywhere)
Distance (down the road or the distance to Mars)
Time (sundials, a pocket watch, or a precise atomic clock)
Temperature (of the body or of a physical location)
Speed (of a Tesla or of a space station)
Ballots cast (hmm, well perhaps not this one!)
And so many more, but the question is
Why is there only a good but limited ten day weather forecast?
Who's really in charge?
(This poem is mirrored in a way by Billy Collins' poem 'Limits' 2022:
Even on a calm day
if you remain quiet
and hold your breath
you still will not
be able to hear
the singing of the clouds.
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