The pinecone opened to the heat
And fell. How it now looks
As if a propeller’s entire motion, all
Its probabilities are shown at once.
The carpenter calls it genius.
Let us set our craft down
Into a basket of multiverses
As my mother did
And know the thing we can be no better than.
Jason Gray is the author of Radiation King and Photographing Eden, as well as two chapbooks, How to Paint the Savior Dead and Adam & Eve Go to the Zoo. His poems have been featured in Poetry, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Image, and elsewhere. Find him at http://jason-gray.net.