• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 06
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What is not seen,
what is left out of the picture,
is the object of the scenario.

It makes me want to grab
a magnifying glass
and peer beyond the picture frame
to catch a glimpse of what has no name.

If we put our heads together,
and our wisdom-eyes,
no doubt we would see without looking—
have no need to know
anything but knowing.

The uncertainty bedevils us,
but the problem is not there but here.

Although we have embraced diversity,
overcome racial, ethnic,
and even human boundaries,
we can’t be satisfied just as we are.

If our minds would come back here,
we would no longer be concerned with what lies
in the adjacent picture,
beyond our referential frame.

We are spellbound by what we cannot name.