Thursday, April 30, 2015

what to do with a vacuum

a drive toward order, a drive away

before, and then within,
there’s a drive to be that suffuses life, 
a drive to create order,
to hold against the light’s dying,

life is of the maker, the doer,

part of why I love science fiction
is the inherent optimism within it—
the belief that we can, and we will, move forward, upward,
seek to go out into the solar system, the galaxy, the universe,
and find answers to fill the vacuum of our ignorance,

I also love politics,
despite how much it seeks to prove 
that there is no limit to our stupidity,
that our ignorance can be a vacuum
sweeping all others before it.

by Henry H. Walker
April 24, ‘15

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