Dear Stacey and David: This is from [Richard] Hugo's The Real West Marginal Way, "Self-Interview":
Q: Do you think of the wind as God?
A: I suppose I do, except I don't believe in God. I believe the wind is like God because we can see and feel its effect but not see it.
Q: But isn't that true about other things, for example electricity?
A: Yes and I hate you for bringing that up. I suppose the fault lies with me. I want to but can never accept theoretical explanations of electricity, and I've never been able to accept electricity as a concept because I don't understand it. On the other hand I accept wind BECAUSE I don't understand it, and would refuse to listen to a theoretical explanation of it.
Q: Aren't you rather narrow?
Q: How about another poem about your ex-wife?