Ode to Carl

On that lonely night I thought,

was there more than this I sought? 

Pictures, clouds, lights up high;

unreachable speckles in the sky.

Then I clicked on him and heard;

maybe with a single word;

this man changed my life.


"Consider again that dot."

"All right," I thought,

"It’s worth a shot."

A world away from ours, yet still our own;

the most astounding thing I’d been shown.

In that moment, I could see

what I was truly meant to be. 


So much more to the world than we see,

every moment a discovery.

This is for Carl, 

the best teacher there could be;

and that’s what Carl means

to me.