Failure Of Words

I will tell you a story
As briefly as possible.

I represent failure.
I am never precise enough.
(How can I be when there are
So many intricate pieces to every puzzle?)

Efficiency is an unachievable goal;
To express a thing as it is is to travel
Back to before the dawn of the cosmos
And follow its trail of song until reaching
The desired destination, whether in the
Present, past, future or infinite.
If this was possible, “cat” would take billions
Of years to say and could never be spelled
(There is not enough paper in the world for this).

I strive to be both precise and efficient, and fail miserably.
What is your story?

Copyright 2013
A. J. Hayes
Give a poet a pen