The Top

Phrases turn to meet their twisting needs till like a spinning, wobbling top the meaning falls away. This is the game at which we play like children in the rain, who spin and laugh and spin again– why should they ever change? The gyre spins the ship around in part because it can. To question it, to tame the wind, beyond the scope of man. The world it laughs with every wind, it cries with every gull, it spins with every lover's heart, and with their children falls. The very force that turns the world is turning at us all.

This poem is found in the collection Seasons of Thought

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