Why Physicists Cry

By Michael Dorr

Why do physicists cry?
The Universe is theirs
in all its Dimensions,
all its aside asides,
Theories of Loaves and Strings,
Gravitational Waves,
and Time itself Warping,
distorting perception
till there's nothing to fear,
not even open graves —
except the reason why
shoelaces
can't stay
tied.

Published March 26th, 2016


Poet, writer, editor, former publisher, educator, cultural critic, and (briefly) a gravedigger, Michael K. Dorr is a Phi Beta Kapa cum laude graduate of Hofstra University, where he studied film, theater, history, anthropology, and astrophysics.  He is co-editor of MILES ON MILES: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis.  He lives in Brooklyn, New York with a Rhodesian Ridgeback runt named Trixie Maybeline.