|Position was always one of your favorite
As in, What is your position on ...?
Here it means opinion, yet
It also means pose,
Not as in pose a question,
But as in positioning oneself in front of a camera,
Since the Hungarian Revolution I have preferred
Not to go public. My positions
Seem too awkward to expose.
What my camera sees remains
Undeveloped. I am in no position
To have positions.
My position is that of a scientist who knows
That the last time he was certain of anything
He turned out to be looking into a mirror.
Shaken, I place my questions
Into a mosaic of wonder.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon