To disentangle chaos is his task
this morning in deep woods. Secluded glade,
where birdsong is intense.
But overlapping calls
can’t be identified,
nor numbered, nor remembered,
and he can’t
find logic in unhinged asymmetry–
a swirl of chirps, high flutes,
doves’ coos, caws’ taunts–
the congregation’s maniacal. Sounds
that can’t be measured: no place for his math.
He shrugs, continues on his wandering path.