Universe of Little Corners

November 24, 2019


Photo by Paul Volkmer on Unsplash 



Universe of Little Corners


Today I tried to extrapolate:

if I stand at the espresso bar

and keep my hip tucked against

the pitchers and milk jugs

the light crests over my left shoulder

and that light would also be striking 

the desk in your office

unless of course it’s cloudy out there


and the whole thing fell apart again--maybe 

because my corner makes me understand 

why small chickens must be kept in round enclosures--I’ve started counting


stacking things against each other

towards infinity, but how then

will we find each other among 

all the nooks and crannies

every possible view, one thing

meeting another

mathematically, two lines intersect only once

before chasing their own trajectories




~ Bridget McCarthy








Bridget McCarthy is a writer and wonderer from the suburbs of Chicago. She is a graduate of Knox College and writes about the moments that cannot be trusted to memory.


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