Reductio Ad Absurdum

That timid glint across this pitch:

how coruscates that sapphire sight
- our Earth by stellar candlelight -
and magnifies our slighter mien

when we constringe this cosmic scope
in exponents exiguous
proclaiming physics legislate

some theories spun to denigrate
through epithets of ologies
yesterday's mythologies

consumable cosmogonies
creations breaching fever dreams
dimensioning deficient schemes

infinity's demolished dots
inflating points to novel plots
of how and where things came to be

expounding ersatz history
of enigmas cut to sums
as logic beats its numbing drums

and math supplants veracious verse
to formulate dim universe
less brilliance of its mysteries

dividing beauty truth and muse
from bookish proofs and vapid views
in Scientific Method's name

reducing all to stake a claim.

Reductio Ad Absurdum © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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120 words. Carl Sagan / Pale Blue Dot challenge prompt - link;

If you've ever heard Carl Sagan speak, you might try to read this poem "aloud" in your head according to his inimitably enthusiastic and deeply thoughtful and, at least to me, rather poetic voice.

Thanks for reading my poem.
Submitted: August 21, 2019