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EMPIRICAL

 

As I can fathom neither endlessness

nor the miracle work of deities,

I hypothesize, assume, and guess.

 

The fact that I love

you and you love me

is all I can prove

and proves me.

— This poem appears in the April 2 print issue of National Review.

Rex Wilder — Rex Wilder's work has appeared in Poetry, the TLS, the Yale Review, and the Nation. He is a former editorial assistant for Poetry.

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