January 30, 2020

Exceptions are a fact of life because few "facts" are always true. Logic fails because it tries to find exceptions to this rule.
Marvin Minsky


Each event is quite unique.
Nothing ever happens twice.
What occurs will not recur.
There can be no second time.

Even gear teeth will have changes
by the time they mesh again.
Though they seem to stay the same,
hard things slowly wear away.

As for softer things, they move,
varying in shape and place
and in memory and hope
twenty-seven thousand days.

Still I keep a single name
labeling a twinkling sea
though it is ten billion waves
that are constituting me.

Theodore Melnechuk