It fits so well in the hand, is so smooth to touch
oh! the engineering in there. The men began
by ambling around the California campus,
a crude composite, to the ear, into a pocket.
They had that vibe, that joie de vivre,
as they sauntered or slouched or
leaned, not waiting to explain.
Whoever declared genius cares?
They are as rare as that last white rhino,
guarded day and night against poachers.
Only they are not dropped for horns or hide.
#### Poet’s Notes ####
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