A woman said to the universe:
"Sir, see me as equal!"
"I hear you," replied the universe,
"But I can't see you
Because that tall man's head is blocking your face."
Adaption from Steven Crane's "A Man Said to the Universe"
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."
When I was 18 Steven Crane's poem was pasted over my desk at work. It has always been
a source of inspiration and intrigue.