James Tadd Adcox

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD

You show me where the earthquake happens
and the earthquake happens.
Here are your bones.
Here are mine
wrapped up for you in amber.

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD

This is a map of the moon.
And this is a map of everywhere
we’ve never been.
Each of these maps fits inside the other
and we can go on like this forever.

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD

What is caused by one thing
could be caused by another.
There is a cavern that goes down
and keeps going.
At the bottom is the devil.
On top of him is water so clear
you wouldn’t know it’s there.

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