Tuesday, October 18, 2011

sonnet for sustainability

a theory of surprise may turn success -
let alone competition - on its head.
so let's start. before all that, there's
the if/then. and if you're lucky and fail
grandly, perhaps the gift is in discovery
of the so what and the then what? smart
money talks - but you don't have to hear.

and maybe - just - complacency will take

some rich mud in the face, and from it
will sprout things you never saw before.
if the purpose of experiment, though, is
some desired result, you may get lucky
and discover the one watched pot that
actually never boils, and all goes awry.

or is that tweak of expectation the very

gift we seek? o surprise, and o peace.