number 16

twenty three pairs of chromosomes
split and dissected and analyzed
if you ask ten carpenters how to drive in a nail
you’ll get eleven different hammers
pointed at your head

what everyone has to remember
i remind myself
is that there is no such thing as

–thanks, heisenberg–

you might get an approximate sense
of your current direction
or a somewhat accurate assessment
of your current position
but you won’t get both, sister