Less magical than Houdini,
Yet relevant to us all.
The great process of furthering
Upright posture, and formulae mathematica.
Just one more day spent in our creation
Might have enabled true spiritual abilities.
Still, we can be content to have a stable and
Secure place for our suppers and remote controls to abide.
Plus, we can exhibit a passion in being able to multiply,
Recite pi to 16 decimal places, know the square root of two.
For all that, humanity can no more realize its inner abilities
Any more than a fish could be Vardaman's true mother.
The great compromise- plasma TVs, espresso love, and tons of mp3s.
Its impossible to learn to swim without getting in the water.