when Albert Einstein dreamed then
mathematically proved the existence
of a greater spiritual power
and after Milton Friedman
replaced myth with timeless truth leaving
the rest of we mere humans
shimmering above the mirage
wondering what happened
to all of our kinetic collective groping
the truth is A is A and
two plus two does equal four
the truth is it is a beautiful morning
and I am going for a walk in the woods
~ William J. Karnowski
William J. Karnowski is the author of seven books of poetry; Pushing the Chain, The Hills of Laclede, Painting the Train, Hardtails and Highways, Catching the Rain, Dispensation, and The Sodhouse Green. He has poetry published in Kansas Voices, The Midwest Quarterly, Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems, Kansas Author Club Yearbooks and multiple website locations. Karnowski is the current State President of Kansas Authors Club.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, guest editor for Dec., is the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate, author or editor of 19 books, and founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she teaches. More on her here.