Reg Saner Abidance

Yes, time's digits do widen the scale
of things, and draw from us

an awe beyond ourselves, but despite
the cheap thrills in strung zeroes

we know the Grand Canyon's rift
isn't a wonder, just a shot plain,

crippled abyss, quarried comet,
whereas any glance round the garden

fills with life devising abidance
via what under the sun's most mortal,

even in ways slight as the weft
and gossamer maze of this very spider,

its web's unbroken lightness
spun by great numbers inside her.


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