By | 30 June 2008

What is this on Wikipedia's web?
The delicate feelers of a roach
caught behind the screen?

What exactly is it? A piece
of a nun's habit, a headdress
she forgot to put on?

What? The wing of an insect
torn off by an impatient child
trying to understand flight?

Maybe, the finely curved spine,
and wispy bones of a small
rodent, flesh rotted away.

A white linen cloth, and
a broken napkin ring? I see
it is a book with open pages.

Like the British Sunrise on doors,
knowledge reigns over all
and is never completely set.

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