Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "Logical Impossibilities"

This poem came out of the April 2015 [community profile] crowdfunding Creative Jam. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] chordatesrock. It has been sponsored by EdorFaus.


"Logical Impossibilities"



The world is full of things
that should not exist, but do;
could not perform, but do.

They are logical impossibilities
that question assumptions
and poke holes in theories.

Fat, fuzzy bumblebees
fly on unbelievable wings.

Ball lightning fizzes its way
through thunderstorms.

Spitting cobras were considered a myth
until white folks learned the hard way
that the warnings were real.

Science is always learning and growing,
an infinite process of trial and error.

Whatever is, must be possible.

Hope is the understanding that
logic doesn't know everything.

* * *

Notes:

Read about bumblebee flight.

Ball lightning is a rare weather phenomenon that took a long time to catch on film.

Spitting cobras are also real, although for a long time books said it was a myth.

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