How would I perceive the world
If I saw it in infrared?
Would I say, “You’re beautiful,
“Your brain’s energy haloes your head! ”
I’ll need no night goggles to see
In the dark, and the fearsome night
Will lose its hidden terrors, for —
It will all be clear and bright..
I can actually see seven colors,
And think that’s all there is–
But how many wavelengths
In between did I totally miss?
And further up and down the spectrum
How many ways are there to see?
How many parallel worlds are there
Unseen, and right beside me?