Nice poem by Ali's friend Cecily Parks in the new Boston Review:
I’d say the measurable
captivates more than the measurement
in any accident, but I am merely a mass
suspended. Set my pen
to drum, set my drum recording—
I am the instrument of your intensity
and you my more. If there
be foundation, I have found it
to be oscillating. If there be water,
it is something falling.
Be peak to my trough, be hand
fastened to my throat. Shake me
something fierce and I will be the figure
of what you did.
--from "Self-Portrait as Seismograph"
Jordan - #