What Gus Grissom saw last (words)

Looking down upon the world
slight figures describe the lines of travel.
From the bedroom to the bathroom
from one continent to another

wearing slippers or in boxes
driven by engines, they move.
Punctuated only by sleep
they intersect and collide

meet and avoid
there’s no end to it nor can there ever be.
Energy allows movement towards food
which gives the energy for movement.

Milk gives the baby strength
to disturb the planes of hearing;
the established cycle continues
as all these cycles do.