May Swenson






                              The Universe

                                     What
                                   is it about,
                      the universe,
                      the universe about us stretching out?
        We within our brains
              within it
                                  think
      we must unspin
the laws that spin it.   
                            We think why
               because we think
               because.
               Because we think,
                              we think
                          the universe about us.

                  But does it think,
                          the universe?
                             Then what about?
                                               About us?
                                    If not,
must there be cause
                       in the universe?
   Must it have laws?
                                And what
                         if the universe
                                      is not about us?
                             Then what?
                                     What
                                        is it about?
                              And what
                                              about us?


spoken =Dave Hoak