The spikes versus the spheres —
Topological gang war:
Fosse gone micro, each upturned fang tor
Piles the molecular where it rears.
The warring states of goniometry
Relentless in contiguous walls enclose
Coil and spar; all orifice and grommet, we
Wander through the warfare in a doze.
Their surfaces eat our surface
In this geometry competitive
Of labyrinths to which the light refers us,
Bewildered by simplicity turned recursive,
And staggered by the predatory repetitive.
NOTES For Students of English
Fosse – A ditch; especially, a moat around a fortification. Fosse gone micro – suggests the anatomical term “fossa” (plural “fossae”) meaning a hollow or depression as in a bone.
Tor – A high rock or pile of rocks on the top of a hill.
Goniometry – (Pronounced go-nē-OM-ə-trē) The measurement of angles.