Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Ultimate Measuring Instrument

The waiter entertains us
while we wait for dinner
with an electronic toy
that guesses whats in my mind
in twenty questions.
We laugh when it succeeds.

Is the space of my mind
so small that it fits
within twenty questions?

There is only so much space
unexpandable despite the
shapes within it. Life
shrinks to fit its container,
but the space around life
stays the same.

Can the toy guess
a shrunken life,
when its objects
fall out of it,
in fewer questions?

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