Seer, tell me, what’s in the numbers?

Tre Cavalli, Menorca — photo by author

Particles, ratios, percents;
parts per million;
millimeters per year.
Lines on graphs go up and down,
cycles spin round and round.

And the talking heads all nod,
tell us that’s the way it’s always been,
part of the natural order.
Pat us on the head
send us out to play the game.