Geometry

Because words can dizzy you, read this and try to stand up. Or, better yet, read this and try to straight right down a sentence of anything.

Never a mouse 
chases ever a tail, 
never a mouse ever sees 
that always a cat 
catches always a mouse, 
cats being kittens 
who once chased their tails. 
Toss a pebble into a stream, 
never a circle catches a circle; 
shoot a dawn-ball 
into the sky, 
never a moonbeam 
catches a sun; 
drop the same thought 
on the floor: 
Only a kitten catches a tail, 
the tail being straight, 
the kitten a circle. 
Yet never a mouse 
chases ever a tail, 
never a mouse ever sees 
that always some death 
catches always his mouse, 
deaths being kittens 
who once chased their tails.

– Alfred Kreymborg, 1920

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