Isaac Newton says you can’t change where you’re headed. Your commander damns torpedoes. William Carlos Williams says you can’t take chickens with

you. I got moon boots, you got moon boots. We all scream for ice cream but to no avail – our prayers are answered at no better than the rate of chance. There’s no glissando without stops and starts. Nor parallel nor intersecting, one guideline has teeth and one has dreams. Bernoulli Effect counteracted by the rubber-neckers and truth-seekers, memory is energy and expectation mass in motion or in orbit or some soft and warm cocoons are soft and warm and white. One can’t have self-awareness without green and leafy vegetables or even see at night.

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Heikki Huotari

Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. Since retiring from academia/mathematics he has published poems in numerous journals and in five poetry collections. His manuscript, To Justify The Butterfly, won second prize, and publication, in the 2022 James Tate Chapbook Competition.