Benign Logistics

If you read this poem backwards
you might not notice lips tripping
over hexameter wire, gripping at slips
and knots for a lick of sense.

Even you would barter reason
for design. Deny logic,
for in these logistics so benign
no one notices the delay.

Who is wise enough to say,
"Knights to the nursery! Pawns to the throne!"
So choose a direction, each to their own.
You read as you please anyway.


Logistics, Benign

You read as you please anyway.
So choose a direction, each to their own;
Knights to the nursery, pawns to the throne?
Who is wise enough to say?

No one notices the delay
in these logistics, so benign.

For design, deny logic, for
even you would barter reason
and knots for a lick of sense.

Over hexameter wire gripping at slips,
you might not notice lips tripping
if you read this poem backwards.

Mattias Inghe & Jennifer VanBuren                                                                                                                                     back