Frabjous Times

tight berth

tight berth
jammed between warm ducts
staring at all those stars    dumb horror
vast nebulae    the boy's blissful brow
vacuuming the hold
where does all this dust
come from?
"Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were geniuses but British scientists believe they may have suffered from Asperger syndrome — a form of autism."
Originally written: 7 April 2003 link.