How is it?

by Tom Saya

How is it
all those worlds out there
don’t collide, obliterating each other? or
given the great distances, how is it
without colliding, they get close
enough to feel an attraction, which,
then, influences the very skies
they witness, the very liquids

of their eyes? And how is it
this attraction, this gravity, as
old as anything, sometimes alters,
is no longer reliable (how?),
and the orbit one fell into
becomes a speeding into darkness?