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2021-03-12T12:56:33-05:00March 11th, 2021|Musings on life|

A triumph over global obscurity

Sometimes I feel the world is too crowded
as though we can’t possibly need
two million people who play the flute

but then I hear about a woman named Madison
who studied hepatobiliary polycyclic
aromatic hydrocarbons in pelagic fishes
of the Gulf of Mexico

and I fall in love with Madison
even though I only understand
the fishes part

because she toiled away
at a university in Florida all last year
as a pandemic raged around her

determined to fight the odds of indistinction
in our big and crowded world
by knowing more than anyone
about one topic
so exquisitely
thin.

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