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Why Everything Is Everything

          for my daughter

Because earth is spinning
     and spinning and circles
a yellow star. Because
     gases burning, flaring
above the poles we spin
     around. Because matter
and energy, constant
     change: water, oxygen,
hydrogen, bonds beyond
     our seeing which someone
learned to split. Because pride.
     Because gods. Because oil,
fossils and pressure, rock
     and water pressing down
over time. Because time
     is bigger than numbers
we make and measure, lines
     and charts we draw to mark
our progress, all of us
     spinning through so much space.

image: Tyler McAndrew