The things we try to map: 
one town taken in
from a railcar seat,
a sea absorbed
from a deck-side perch,
a distant mountain range
measured between fingertips,
the universe (let’s name it time) 
seeping through polished glass,
the mystery in myth,
moral boundaries formed in fables, 
and for infinity, ∞. 

Published in Literary Imagination (2012).