The challenge is to construct a square
without drawing any lines.
The squares are already there
and the circles, rectangles, octagons--
it’s only that we don’t see them.
We see a blank wall, an empty screen, a clean page.
But nothing is ever truly blank, empty or clean.
Everything is cluttered
with invisible points, pulsating
like an electronic connect-the-dots game.
Chaos has its own pencil, is busy
making lines all over our paper.
But if we visualize a line from A to B
to C to D with each journey of equal length
we can form a square,
give it concrete shape, at least
in our own minds.
The trick is believing
trusting the possible connections,
the geometry they bring to life
in a world where all things are possible.