Poetry and science
Are similar in their appliance.
Poetry collects abstract thoughts.
Old and new stories are taught.
Subtracting from the lie.
One less pill to prescribe.
Science collects facts.
Puts them in charts and graphs.
Producing new theory.
To accept or be leery.
Both search for truth.
The elusive white whale of youth.
Both are open to all solutions.
Both believe in progress and evolution.
Energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Through our searching we find joy.
Connected to the whole.
One word written to cajole.
One formula to unite all.
Knowing that together we fall.
To condense this knowledge
They seek to make us first acknowledge
There are missing pieces to the equation.
Using the tool of persuasion
To help us believe in something existential.
To look at nothing and find potential.
To help connect our thoughts together.
To help us through the stormy weather.