The post this morning brought an unexpected gift – somewhere between a present and a card – in the form of a pamphlet from the Candlestick Press called Ten Poems about Bicycles. It includes Machines, by Michael Donaghy with this final couplet:
Who only by moving can balance,
Only by balancing move.
Lovely. But what a sad irony that it arrived on the same day as this news. Somebody, somewhere, just doesn’t get it.