I open the physics book,
Read the problem,
And I fall.
A perfect sphere, a perfect cliff beside me,
Abiding by the precise formulas that apply to all.
Defying some of the simplest concepts,
The sphere and I bound by some unknown
Meet the ground in a textbook moment.
I know gravity, but
We do not bounce.
In an ideal dimension, I know all,
There is an explanation
What is a ruler’s purpose?
With the ability to appreciate
To understand a sunset.