Rukudzo Kachambgwa

March 04, 1997-Zimbabwe
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The Scientist

There are times when you can just look up into the night,
and smile.
And you wonder…
Whether a big bang could be powerful enough
to produce this whole beautiful sequence of events?
Where everything has its place
and the sun sets as the moon rises
and water flows downhill
and seasons come and go as they please
without misplacing a step.

There’s so much that science does not yet know.
So much that the scientist cannot explain.
Simple things, like a cool summer breeze and
the green of the leaves.
But Isaac is persistent, I know.
So is Thomas and Albert.
So whilst I wait for the scientist to come forth and tell me
that all I’d previously believed in is a farce.
Let me just look up into the night…
and smile.
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