“Scientific Inquiry,” by Lou Faber

Dec 20th, 2021 | By | Category: Poetry

And it
should come as
no great surprise
Isaac Newton said,
“I find I now
prefer to sit beneath.”
pear trees.

In his small
Leningrad apartment
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov
cursed “damn dogs,
you bite me
every time
someone rings
the doorbell.”

Schrodinger shouted
at the PETA protesters
“I’ve told you
again and again
the cat
is also alive,
just don’t look.”


Lou Faber was a dolphin, and poet, but on deciding to become vegetarian, adopted a human form. That didn’t work out so well, so he opted for a Hooloovoo. But he continually was mistaken by Microsoft for a Holovid so he resigned to being human again. That and Douglas Adams threated copyright infringement suit. His work has previously appeared in Defenestration, The Poet (UK), Dreich (Scotland), Atlanta Review, Backchannels Journal, Rattle, Eureka Literary Magazine, Borderlands: the Texas Poetry Review, Pearl, Midstream, European Judaism, Greens Magazine, The South Carolina Review, Worcester Review, and the back of cocktail napkins at some of New York’s leading watering holes, among many others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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