Divining for Starters (2)

considering human cell division
that piling days indicate toppling hours
here the cellist raises her bow
(what now on the leaf)
and fifty years ago schoolchildren rolled mercury over their desks
not foresight nor Psychics Online
only each only isolate and social
divining for starters
which stone drives the ripple
going for circumference, provision, and jasmine
another delicate startle
on the rancid plateau