When the pollster meets with silence
and the poll at length collapses
can you hear the distant violins?
can you jump the short synapses?
When the pollster meets with stillness
and the poll is finally canceled
can you feel the silence fill this
open space with no mark penciled?
When the pollster hears no answer
and the poll's at last unraveled
do you glimpse the cosmic dancer
and discern how far he's travelled?