Every face that could exist does exist.
Out there. Somewhere amongst the billions. Seems plausible.
But how long has this been the case for human beings as such?
Did we at a certain historical moment pass
a threshold whereby all possible faces
were from then on in existence?
And hence, I think we should ask: what prehistoric meanings
are packed into human faces today?
Half romantic gesture,
half because I needed to get out of the car and rest my legs,
I found myself at the airport,
watching people stream from a passageway,
which was marked, from my side: ‘no entry.’
She’d just landed, and I was there to get her.
Found ‘er at the bottom of the speedway,
was told it happened to be her birthday.
Without a glove I cautioned to touch her,
then used my instant hand sanitizer.
Took her rags and things into my beamer,
to deliver her to a colony of lepers.
But when she smiled my heart was a geyser,
of the purest instant hand sanitizer.
Posted September 30th, 2011