“A New Word”

He discovers a new word, sitting silently

Contemplating a computer’s binary blunder,

Dictated by the same force which savagely

Ransacks the weaver’s nest in a throw of thunder.

He runs through rain to rescue the remainder

Of a whole world tightly woven, closely spun.

The word he finds, floating, is ‘sonder’:

The realization, which can truly stun,

That every passerby lives a life as passionate,

Complex and vivid as you – an epic story;

A series of events, perhaps deliberate;

A baseness to equal your own, and a glory;

An entire existence in which you might show but once:

An extra sipping coffee, a shadow in the dusklight’s dance.

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