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American Museum of Natural History—Big Bang Theatre

Jeffrey S. Markovitz

—for AT

The Universe is expanding
still, our hands will
lengthen. The doors of historic
houses are too low to pass through;
our door frames, a hundred
years aged, will be too
short for our grandchildren.
Atoms expand apart forever;
folks taller, fingers longer.
Let’s lock them together,
I will hold you with the
better, until the fingers are old
and their atoms unfettered.

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