forms of control over the earth

as we measure, we name, we catalogue, we define, we list, we hold
our plants, our planets, our people, our borders
the numbers growing
1,064,035, 4,121, 1,071, 26,000

with clocks, calendars, rulers, thermometers, timers, barometers, compasses, scales, tape measures, metronomes
our tools growing
to find ever more accurate ways to measure
to order
to understand
to name

to hold still